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By Cynthia

Michigan, United States Us

The date is 5/17 and I live in Michigan. I heard you should cut back in early May. Is it too late to cut back now?

Oops guess it would help if I had the plant name!! Bee Balm



Cut back what?

17 May, 2012


Which plant?

17 May, 2012


Bee balm? Not one that rings a bell

17 May, 2012


Bee balm. Is that monarda? If it is , has it finished flowering ? Thought it would be flowering later in the year and then you could reduce it if you want to after that. Or are we talking about a different plant?

17 May, 2012


If you mean Monarda didyma, unless your growing seasons are different from ours, it disappears in winter, then re -emerges in spring and flowers mid summer onwards. And you certainly wouldn't cut it or prune it in May.

17 May, 2012


Thank you. Yes bee balm is monarda.

17 May, 2012

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