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Monarda Bee-You® Bee Free

Monarda Bee-You® Bee Free

For a butterfly garden that excites all the senses, be sure to plant plenty of this new bee balm selection. Bee Free is part of the famous Bee-You series of monarda that has become quite popular with gardeners and landscapers. Featuring shorter stems that won't get leggy and awkward toward the end of the growing season, it makes a great choice for pots, cutting gardens and front borders. The fragrant, crown shaped blooms boast a vibrant electric purple color that has not been seen in bee balm before. Highly attractive to pollinators and visitors alike, Bee Free is a beautiful perennializer with real appeal.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer to early fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Fragrant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower
  • Container Friendly
  • Attracts Pollinators

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Botanical Name: Monarda Bee-You® 'Bee Free'

#73203

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Monarda Bee-You® 'Bee Free'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Container Gardening, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Purple
  • Flower Form :

    Large, crown-shaped flowers
  • Foliage Type :

    Mid green, ovate to ovate lanceolate 4" long leaves.
  • Mature Spread :

    12 - 16 inches
  • Spacing:

    12 - 16 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Top of plant should be just below the soil. Space plants 12-16" apart.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    Cut back spent blooms to encourage additional blooming.
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch +/- 5 cm
  • Planting Depth :

    Top of plant should be just below the soil
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once per year
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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Shipping Information

K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 September 14, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • German Iris
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 August 10, 2020 October 26, 2020
    7 August 10, 2020 November 9, 2020
    8-10 August 17, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 October 5, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • Fall Crocus & Colchicum
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7A August 10, 2020 October 12, 2020
    7B-10 August 17, 2020 October 12, 2020
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 October 5, 2020 November 2, 2020
    7-10 October 5, 2020 November 16, 2020

       Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 3, 2021 May 31, 2021
    5A March 29, 2021 May 31, 2021
    5B March 15, 2021 May 31, 2021
    6A March 8, 2021 May 31, 2021
    6B March 1, 2021 May 31, 2021
    7 February 22, 2021 May 31, 2021
    8 February 15, 2021 May 10, 2021
    9-10 February 8, 2021 May 10, 2021
  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 26, 2021 May 31, 2021
    7-10 March 29, 2021 May 31, 2021

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Large orders may be shipped in more than one package. Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time. When your order is actually shipped you will be sent an updated shipping estimate. You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number provided on your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
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