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'Pardon My Purple' Bee Balm Monarda didyma

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 12"
Height
10 - 12"
Spread
10 - 12"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    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 Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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 5,107
  • 5 Reviews

    • I also had, what I think was, mildew all over the plant. Bought and planted in spring. During the summer all the leaves turned black and fell off.

      Deborah
      New Hampshire
      United States
      1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Terrible mildew over entire plant

      Pat kulesza
      Illinois
      United States
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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!

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

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

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