An Improvement in Every Way over Older Cultivars

Pardon My Purple Bee Balm

Item # 48182
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Powerfully Purple!

Fragrant, Full-Size Flowers�Cover�Compact Monarda
Plant Patent 22,170

Bees would give this Monarda an "A!" Actually, fragrant, full-size blooms in a compact habit make this Perennial�Winners ®�cultivar�a universal favorite. Throw in�well-branched,�vigorous blooming and remarkable�resistance to powdery mildew and you've got an ideal perennial for borders, gardens and meadows!

�The improvements upon older Bee Balms is everywhere. The branches are fuller, the dark green foliage, which forms�a dynamic contrast with the purple flowers,�seems�more lush. Still,�it's the 2<12FRAC>- to 3-inch blooms atop the�sturdy stems�that�provide 'Pardon My Purple' the most acclaim! Beginning to bloom in mid-summer, they continue through the season and the purple crown to the�miniature plants, which measure 10 to 12 inches in height.

�With this cultivar, mildew is no longer a threat to the native species. Rain�is no problem, either.�The biggest worry may be the air traffic from�hummingbirds,�butterflies and bees to the�ample blooms, which range in color from deep fuchsia to grape. Zones 4-9.

'Pardon My Purple'
Item Form
4 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Mid Summer - Late Summer
Plant Height
10 in - 12 in
Plant Width
8 in - 10 in
Bloom Size
2.5 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics
Free Bloomer, Herbs, Hummingbird Lovers, Native, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color
Dark Pink, Purple
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Border, Outdoor
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).