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Old June 17, 2019   #1
cjp1953
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Just bought a Hummingbird feeder and a double hook metal hanger.I want to hang the feeder on one hook and a container with Bee Balm on the other.We use to see Hummingbirds when our neighbor had roses in her side yard.I want to bring them back around and thought this was a good way.I never have grown Bee Balm and see there is a smaller variety for containers.Any recommendations?
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Old June 19, 2019   #2
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I have only grown bee balm in the ground. The red will spread readily, so I’ve planted a purple a ways away hoping it will do the same. I don’t know anything about a shorter variety for containers but would be interested in any information you have.
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Old June 19, 2019   #3
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THere are many shorter monardas (bee balm) available and in many amazing colors. To name a few- the balmy series, the sugar buzz varieties, petite delight, Marshall’s delight, dwarf fireball, pardon my purple. I love them because the deer don’t.
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Thanks, nancyruhl, for the particular varieties of shorter monardas. I've already checked 2 places here, but no one seems to think they exist! I will check other nurseries around to see, but may have to depend on catalogs for next year.
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