Monarda 'Blue Stocking'

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Bee Balm

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Violet-blue terminal whorls of tubular petals over fragrant green foliage.
A wonderful addition to the garden!

Height

36-48 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

The genus name honors Spanish botanist and physician Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588).

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist soil and will spread quickly.The best solution for dealing with mildew on these is to plant something shorter in front of them to hide the foliage, but leave room for good air circulation.

When to Divide

spring or fall every 2 to 3 years

Good Companions

Globe Flower (Trollius europaeus), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum), Lupine (Lupinus Westcountry™ ), Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Fragrant
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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