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Monarda Blue Moon

Sugar Buzz® Series

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

Preorder for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: MOBM

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Lavender-blue fragrant flowers are cradled by attractive purple bracts. A breakthrough (once in a Blue Moon) shorter height for this color. From the Sugar Buzz® Series, solid domes of delectable color are perfect for the middle of the border. Their vibrant color and endearing shaggy 2” blossoms stand up to surrounding competition. Excellent mildew resistance.

The foliage of Monarda Blue Moon will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 20"
Spacing:
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Blue
Patent: PP29,549
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.

Monarda Plant Care

Easy to grow. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will further help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves and possible late fall rebloom.