Pardon My Purple Bee Balm

Pardon My Purple Bee Balm

Powerfully Purple and Totally Mildew-free!


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Bees would give this Monarda an "A!" Fragrant, full-size blooms on a compact habit make this Proven Winners® selection 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!

Pardon My Purple is an improvement over older varieties in nearly every way. The branches are fuller and 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 with the most acclaim!

Beginning to bloom in mid-summer, the flowers continue through the season, forming a glorious royal crown atop these dwarf plants, which measure just 10 to 12 inches high. The color ranges from deep grape to dark fuchsia-pink, and will not fade in the strongest summer sun. Butterflies and hummingbirds join the bees in visiting Pardon My Purple regularly all summer long!

And most importantly, with this variety, mildew is no longer a threat. Rain, humidity, and other wet conditions will not create problems for Pardon My Purple! A terrific improvement over the native species, this perennial belongs in the front of your sunny borders, wherever its beauty can be enjoyed to best effect! Zones 4-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

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).