Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Bee Balm (Monarda)

  1. I feel as though so I had so many warnings about Monarda (regarding spreading and the powdery mildew on leaves) I was a little nervous about planting it. Mine is a clear, bright pink and my neighbors is a deep raspberry burgandy. Love it, and no real issues with the leaves. …I do have plenty to share however! :-)

  2. These aren’t mine, but isn’t the colour beautiful! I generally stay away from them for all the same reasons. Although I have had better luck on the roof where I can control the humidity a bit more.

  3. Isn’t that funny? I’ve never had issue with powdery mildew on my bee balm, even when there was a squash with powdery mildew right beside it that I was struggling to control last year. But where I keep mine there’s generally a lot of air flow.

    Gayla, I’m wondering if this is the same as mine, ‘Jacob Cline’ – the colour looks incredibly similar.

  4. I too just planted Beebalm and am in love! The color and shape really make it pop. Very nice picture of yours!

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