Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster'

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Common Name:
Bee Balm, Bergamot
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
36 Inches
Garden Spread:
26 Inches
  • Dark purple flowers add a cool element to the summer border
  • Tall, upright form that resists flopping
  • Clean, disease-resistant foliage

Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster' has gorgeous royal purple flowers that stand out against the foliage. Tall plants do not require staking and are mildew-free. A great plant to bring color and hummingbirds to the garden. U.S. native.

Uses: Bog, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistant: Deer
Notable Features: Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding

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 2-3 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.

Photo courtesy of Stonehouse Nursery, LLC

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