Bees Balm – Transplant

Q: My patch of bees balm has been especially beautiful this summer. However, it has taken over a large portion of my perennial bed. When and how I should transplant?

A: Now that blooms have faded in August, cut the stems down until only 4 – 6 leaves are left. Dig large clumps of the root mass and transplant to a new spot. Water immediately and thereafter when leaves start to wilt. You can further divide these clumps in spring when the first leaves appear.

bee balm flower

bee balm flower