Butterflies?

Beautiful Beebalm - This is a 2 year old flower and it has tripled at least in size since I bought it.
@webeishere (36351)
United States
June 27, 2008 4:45pm CST
This is a photo of one of the blossoms of my Beebalm plant. I planted this per suggestions from many members last year or 2 yeqars ago to attract bees and butterflies. It has tripled or more in size since planting it. It is looking great and right now it is maybe 2 feet tall at points. Do you have any beebalm planted at all? If so what color are the flowerrs? Are there more than just red ones on the market? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@snowy22315 (94872)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I dont have anything like that, but my neighbors where i used to live had a beautiful lilac colored butterfly bush. It was really pretty and always had butterflies around it. I think I would like to plant one of those someday. I loved looking at their beautiful bush and butterflies.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Last year we had a lot of butterflies around the yard. This year just a couple only. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Jun 08
It's a pretty flower and I'm glad it's doing well for you but I just have one question. Why would you want to attract bees to your house? I can understand butterflies because they are pretty, but bees sting people! Are you trying to tell someone something? lol
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Not all bees sting. But the main reason is to attract them both to pollinate my fruits and other flowers. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Ah, see I didn't know that some bee's don't sting. That's an interesting fact to learn, thank you. Good luck the the pollination.
@mels79 (17)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Wow, I've never heard of beebalm, it is gorgeous! I think it would probably grow well in Florida since it likes sunshine and I'm totally digging that it attracts bees and butterflies, that is always a plus in my book. :)
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I also think they'd do great down in Fla. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I had some last year but they didn't come back up this spring. I'm thinking cause of the shade they were in. I'm going to see if my mom has any more and this time plant them in full sun which I know they love.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That is where mine are planted. They get anywhere from 8 to 10 hours sunshine. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
28 Jun 08
I have beautiful purple bee balm. I want to add some red to it. The purple is really gorgeous. There is also a deep pink color too. Mine didn't do all that well this year. The patch is half the size it was last year.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I woulod love some purple beebalm. I will have to check it out soon at the nursery I visit. Bummer about yours. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@diansinta (7549)
• Indonesia
28 Jun 08
Hi GB! We don't have this flower at Indonesia. But i thin the color (red) will bring your home some money! (fengsui) great news or what Happy posting Grandpa Bob
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
28 Jun 08
Well that would be great as we all can use some extra money huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Gorgeous beebalm Grandpa. We had a beautiful deep maroon beebalm at the home from which we just moved. I will certainly miss my beebalm. The only problem with the beebalm that we had was that it wanted to grow and take over everything! We finally dug it up, hubby put some flashing around the edges of the hole and then we placed it back in the hole with soil around it. This way it couldn't send all the runners out to area plants and choke them out! It is a member of the mint family I believe and as such it can be quite prolific! We always had scads of butterflied around our beebalm. I have seen white beebalm, pink beebalm, and maroon beebalm. I did read that one has to dig it up every few years and separate it or it will cease to flower like many other perrineals. It will grow and be pretty and green but will not flower as much.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Thanks bunches. I love the scarlet red of this one. I think I'd love a purple or maroon one as it sits near my violet Clematis and would look great near it. This is planted in a small area of soil between the driveway and sidewalk so it can't get too much bigger. I'll have to remember that hint about seperating and thinning it. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Ldyjarhead (10241)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Beautiful flower. I wish I had more things here to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I thought about looking for a butterfly bush, but I don't really have any place to put it. The one small corner that probably would have suited it well now contains three bush cucumbers.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
27 Jun 08
The Beebalm grows anywhere but loves sunshine. Mine sits in sun about 8 hours a day at least. I don't think it would attract hummingbirds as it is too close to the ground actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I don't have any plants like that. But we do have holly hocks growing in our yard, and the hummingbirds like to hang around them and I've also seen some bees too. I like them they grow very tall.
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@peavey (16991)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I don't have beebalm, but have looked longingly at it before. Yours is really pretty. This year (heresy, in some groups), I tore out a lot of flowers and planted vegetables. Bees and butterflies like vegetable blossoms just as well.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I've never heard of such a plant, nor seen one, but it's beautiful. I'd like to add that to my next year's list, I love butterflies.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I have never seen any kind of flower like that before, sure is very pretty that's for sure.. We have flowers but we just planted them.. Someone wanted to wait so now I have to wait for them to grow.. I know it won't take long.. I just don't like the waiting time when it comes to that, I want my yard pretty with all kinds of colors.. Very pretty flower though! Thanks for sharing
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@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I have never seen that type of flower in the Philippines... i think it doesn't grow in tropical areas... did it attract more bees and butterflies in your area?... i hope it that... that would certainly help in the polination of flowers... and thus create more fruits and seed for you to plant...
@squaretile (3832)
• Singapore
30 Jun 08
that's a real pretty photo of your bright bloom. it has cheered up my gloomy monday morning at work already. my plant is still not flowering. I'm concentrating on keepign it alive at the moment. it had about three or four 'rounds' of blooming bright pink flowers,but it has stopped for a while now. wish me the best!
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I don't have any Monarda flowers but planted some seeds earlier this year. I plan to dig them up and use them in a landscape design for a client 3 years from now or more. They have a beautiful unique flower. Don't be surprised if you find hummingbirds feeding on your Monarda as well.