Bee Balm (Monarda 'Blaustrumpf') in the Bee Balms Database

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Also sold as:
Blue Stocking

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Violet blue; violet-purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On June 22, 2015 Bloomed
1st blooms from 2014 winter sowed plant
lovesblooms On March 17, 2015 Plant emerged
returned from 2014 wintersown plant
beenthere On May 13, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Though this one grows well and blooms a bunch, I just can't tolerate the level of powdery mildew it is afflicted with.
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