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'Pardon My Purple' Bee Balm
Monarda didyma

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
Programs
New Plant
Proven Winners Perennial
Proven Winners Perennial
'Pardon My Purple' Bee Balm Monarda didyma
Part Sun to Sun 10 - 12

Features

It's nature AND nurture.

Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of fuchsia purple flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!

Fragrant Foliage
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
7 - 10 Inches
Spread: 
7 - 10 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Best used in landscapes.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers Rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. This hardy selection is mildew resistant.

Fun Facts: 
  • Growing monarda near tomatoes in the garden is said to improve the health and flavor of the tomatoes.

  • Monarda is the natural source of the antiseptic Thymol, the primary active ingredient in some kinds of mouthwash.

  • Monarda didyma has a long his-tory of being used by some tribes of Native Americans as a medicinal plant to cure skin infections, minor wounds and even excessive cases of gas.
'Pardon My Purple' Monarda didyma PP: 22170 Can. PBRAF

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