Monarda didyma Purple Rooster

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Item Code: MOPR

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Royal purple flowers bloom all summer on sturdy stems and strut their stuff with no staking. We like to crow about the mildew-resistant foliage too!

M. Purple Rooster adds a nice color addition to the Monarda family. Foliage will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3'
Spacing: Plant 26-30" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Monarda are very attractive to Bees and Hummingbirds. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All these varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance; but if plants are stressed by drying out, spraying for powdery mildew can be necessary. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.

Monarda Plant Care

Prefers moist, compost-rich soil. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves.