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.