Bee Balm (Monarda 'Purple Rooster') in the Bee Balms Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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 9b
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Plum-Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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By NJBob
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Location: My 6b gardenDate: 2016-06-26Purple Rooster with Crocosmia.
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Location: My 6b gardenDate: summer 2016
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2017-07-11
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Location: My 6b gardenDate: 2016-05-242nd year plant.
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Comments:
Posted by beenthere (Greenup, Ky - Zone 6b) on Mar 16, 2017 4:47 PM

This is my only Beebalm with no mildew, ever. Check out the review at Mt. Cuba. Amazing plant. That is all.

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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jun 7, 2014 9:59 AM

Reported to be VERY mildew resistant.

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