Early this season I purchased eight perennial bee balm plants.
At least that's what the tag in each pot said they were.
Plant in sun or partial sun. Check. Blooms in summer. Well, not yet. Prefers consistent soil moisture. Okay. Striking flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Great. Fragrant leaves make a delicious tea. Good. Divide every 2-3 years to control spread. Wonderful as I wanted them to fill in this rather bare space so I wouldn't have to plant annuals every year. Height: Grows to 30". HA!
These guys have been planted out for at least six weeks. They look exactly the same as the day I planted them. No growth whatsoever.
From what I can tell by the picture on the tag, the leaves look kinda the same . . . except mine sure don't have any "stalk" or "stem." They are just this low cluster of leaves about 2" high at the most.
Do I really have bee balm plants or did I buy something that was mislabeled? Do I just have to be patient and wait longer for them to start growing? Are they unhappy where I planted them? Have my thumbs turned black? Help.