Bee Balm Plants
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Bee balm

Zone Moncks Corner, s.c. | Anonymous added on February 9, 2018 | Answered

Does bee balm bloom the first year? I planted it in several spots last year and none of them bloomed

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MichiganDot
Answered on February 10, 2018

First year perennial plants often don't bloom as they are focusing on root establishment but I'm a bit surprised that your bee balm didn't show a flower. Is it in full sun and moist soil? Apply compost to the surface yearly; this is the only fertilization bee balm should receive. Too much nitrogen yields lots of green growth and few flowers.

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