Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Bees
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Good Cut Flowers
Water Requirements
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
Photo courtesy of Ball Horticultural

Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'

Bee Balm

A reliable favorite of many gardeners, Monarda 'Blue Stocking' is a top contender for garden color! Not only is this cultivar mildew resistant, but it has a long bloom cycle with beautiful violet, almost mauve purple flowers. A true show stopper!

A mildew resistant cultivar!

Height:

24-36 in

Spacing:

20-30 in

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

Purple

Monarda (moh-nar'-da)

Family: Lamiaceae · Common Name: Beebalm

Quick spreading North American native has flowers that have an attractive shaggy or pom-pom appearance and bloom in a wide array of colors ranging from white, pink and lavender to red and purple. Fragrant leaves can also be used for tea. The colorful bloo

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