This exceptionally hardy, mildew-resistant cultivar produces an abundance of lavender-purple flowers on mid-size plants. Just 12–18" tall, this longtime stalwart of the cottage garden now elbows its way to the front of the border. 'ACrade' PP 19,580
Monarda is a North American genus with several species, all of which share tartly fragrant foliage and the square stems that typify members of the Mint family. The late-summer flower heads are hemispheres of tubular blooms in brilliant colors. Plants thrive in full sun or partial shade and evenly moist soil (which helps avoid mildew). Under these conditions, they are vigorous to the point of invasiveness, perhaps past it.
For more information on growing Monarda, click on Growing Guide.
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Plant Mondarda in full sun or partial shade. Grow in mosture-retentive soil. In dry conditions, Bee Balm is susceptible to powdery mildew. Mulch plants in spring and irrigate during summer dry spells. Plant bareroot plants with the old stems pointing up. Fan out the runners horizontally and cover them with just ¼" of soil. Plants spread rapidly. Divide every year or two in spring to keep them in check.