Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Purple'
- Reddish-purple flowers
- Short, compact stems won't flop
- Native selection that attracts local pollinators
Members of the Balmy™ Series form dwarf clumps of very mildew resistant foliage. Bright magenta-purple flowers bloom early in the season and continue throughout the summer. Loved for the fragrant foliage and flowers. U.S. native.
Uses: Beds, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Groundcover, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or dappled shade. Avoid crowding. Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Water new plantings regularly to establish. Thereafter, do not allow plants to dry out in summer. Deadhead after flowering for rebloom. In early spring, cut old foliage to the ground; divide every 3-4 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.