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Monarda x didyma 'Blue Moon'

Bee Balm

Plant Type: Native - American

Lavender blue flowers are held by attractive purple bracts.A breakthrough, shorter height for this color.The members of the SUGAR BUZZ® Series from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program are perfectly suited to the middle of the flower border at 16-24" tall. All members in this series are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor, making it easy for growers to offer the entire series. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of color with their 2-2.5" flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resistance to powdery mildew.


Height

20"

Spread

20"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.

Monarda x didyma 'Blue Moon' Plant Care:

To help prevent powdery mildew, thin large clumps as they age and keep soils consistently moist, as dry soil promotes powdery mildew.

Bee Balm Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Special Benefits
Fragrant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant