Monarda didyma Purple Rooster

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3' (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 / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

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.

$14.95 ea.
(3+) $14.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: MOPR