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'Pardon My Purple' Bee Balm Monarda didyma

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
$25.99
Size: One Gallon
$15.99
Size: Quart
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!

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Fragrant Foliage
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 12 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
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 USPP 22,170, Can PBRAF
  • I believe this plant originated at the Experimental Farm. It is very hardy, vibrant purple in colour, and easy to grow. Every year I share isome roots with friends.
    I love it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Denise Kennedy
    Ottawa
    Ontario
    Canada
    3 weeks ago
  • I believe this plant originated at the Experimental Farm. It is very hardy, vibrant purple in colour, and easy to grow. Every year I share isome roots with friends.
    I love it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Denise Kennedy
    Ottawa
    Ontario
    Canada
    3 weeks ago
  • I believe this plant originated at the Experimental Farm. It is very hardy, vibrant purple in colour, and easy to grow. Every year I share isome roots with friends.
    I love it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Denise Kennedy
    Ottawa
    Ontario
    Canada
    3 weeks ago
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