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pink bee balms

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From: Carolynq Hall
Sevierville, TN
I plant red bee balms and they come back next year pink. I want red but they vanish the second year. Why are they pink?

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From: James Schmidt
Extension Specialist, Home Horticulture/4-H
Department of Crop Sciences
It is unusual for monarda to revert, especially repeatedly. The only way I can think of where this happens is if they form seeds. The resulting seedlings would not be true-to-type.

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