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Reddish-Purple Blooms on a Hardy Perennial 

Balmy Purple Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma ‘Balmy Purple’), bursts forth on the garden scene in late spring and continues its show into early summer.  At a distance, the profuse blooms present a somewhat fuzzy appearance, with the adorable blossoms resplendent in reddish-purple color.  

The dark green foliage is not only lovely but also has a delightful mint/basil fragrance. Named “bee balm” for a reason, Balmy Purple Bee Balm is a sure lure to many types of pollinators, not only encouraging pollination in your garden but bringing the whimsy of fluttering butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to enhance your home.  All-in-all, Balmy Purple Bee Balm is a wonderful variety with a lot to offer. 

Your Balmy Purple Bee Balm will grow up to 12 inches in height with a 10-inch spread.  It has an upright nature and tends to be fast growing. Deer and rabbits generally pass Balmy Purple by, and it’s even disease resistant—so a hardy little plant to be sure! Balmy Purple is a dwarf plant with a compact nature so it fits well in almost any space to provide consistent color and definition for your garden. 

Bee Balms are always popular, and this dwarf variety allows you to have one in your garden without a large commitment of space.  A terrific little plant that will flower with brilliant blooms and require little from you, Balmy Purple Bee Balm is a must have this year! 

* Fast growing
* Dwarf
* Does well in containers
* Works well as a cut flower
* Deer and rabbit resistant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Balmy Purple Bee Balm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread 8 - 10 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple