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Purple Rooster Bee Balm
Brilliant Blooms on Mildew-free, No-staking Plants!

Purple Rooster Bee Balm

Item # 48103
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The foliage releases a sweet mint scent when rubbed.

A magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds and bees, but deer and nibbling rodents keep their distance!
Such a charming addition to the Bee Balm family, this selection of our native Monarda didyma boasts bright, intense purple blooms atop plants utterly free of the mildew that plagues so many cultivars. Bushy, well-branched, and beautiful, Purple Rooster is the perfect addition to the sunny border.

The flowers measure 2 to 3 inches across, very eye-catching and profuse in mid- and late summer. Their royal purple tones are fade-resistant, attracting every hummingbird, butterfly, and bee in the vicinity. And the aromatic foliage beneath the blooms releases a heavenly mint scent into the high summer air -- intoxicating!

Purple Rooster reaches 36 inches high and spreads about 24 to 26 inches wide in sun to light shade. It never needs staking, despite its height and great bounty of blooms. It multiplies quickly in favorable conditions. You will find it surprisingly low maintenance and always attractive.

This Bee Balm was selected in Wisconsin by plantsman David Nedveck and introduced in 2009. It has all the native vigor you would expect. Impervious to heat, humidity, and most pests and diseases, it is a sheer pleasure for the garden! Zones 4-9.

Genus Monarda
Species didyma
Variety 'Purple Rooster'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 2 ft 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Native
Bloom Color Dark Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Outdoor
Restrictions Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico