How do you get rid of bee balm?
Besides, when should I cut down my bee balm?
Cutting Back You can also cut back the bee balm by half its height in mid-spring before it begins to flower to encourage fuller foliage and more flower buds, but this treatment may delay flowering by a few weeks.
Also Know, does bee balm reseed itself? You can grow bee balm from seed, but it establishes quicker when planted from divisions from a friend's garden or purchased plants from your local garden center. Like other herbs in the mint family, bee balm is considered to be a bit invasive. It will easily self-sow and also spreads by underground rhizomes.
Regarding this, should I deadhead bee balm?
As your flowers start to fade, you should deadhead bee balm just above the next flower bud to encourage further flowering. Once a stem has finished flowering, trim it back down to the ground or pinch it off. In the fall or winter, you should prune bee balm after it has died back.
How fast does bee balm spread?
Bee balms spread rapidly via underground stems or stolons. In addition, the centers of the clumps often die out within a few years. To control their spread and rejuvenate the plants, it's usually necessary to dig and divide bee balms every 2 to 3 years.