Peter's Purple Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa 'Peter's Purple'

SKU
05864
This showy perennial has aromatic leaves used to make mint tea. But the real stars are the rich lavender-purple flowers, backed by purple calyces, that appear each summer. Mildew-resistant variety thrives in heat and humidity. Versatile enough to fit into virtually all beds and borders.
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6-9

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Full sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!