Bee Mine Pollinator Blend
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Monarda. This blend contains 3 roots, one each of Croftway Pink, Cambridge Scarlet and Beauty of Copham Bee Balm. Pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds play a critical role in our planet’s biodiversity, the global food system and human health. Sadly, some species of pollinators, and bees in particular, are seeing a decline in their populations. Here is where home gardeners like you can make a difference. By planting pollen and nectar rich flowers you can attract and provide food for these invaluable species. When planting a pollinator friendly garden, it is important to plant a sizeable mass of flowers, so they are easily seen, and it is also important to have a long succession of blooms to provide nectar throughout the season. Height 28-36". No. 1 size roots.
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Sold as: Pkg of 3
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Planting: Plant with crowns at soil level, 12 inches apart.
Growing: Best grown in well-drained, organic, moist soil. Prefers full sun or light shade. Beebalm forms large clumps once established and can be divided in early spring. Cut leaves to the ground when they begin to yellow.