monarda fistulosa (wild bee balm) native

Size: 1 litre
  • whorls of small, tubular flowers are backed by leafy bracts
  • lavender-pink flowers appear on square stems just above foliage
  • matte-green, toothed, lance to oval-shaped leaves
  • foliage has an oregano scent when crushed
  • upright, mounding habit
  • tolerates drier conditions than most didyma species
  • bloom time: june to july
  • native to ontario
  • zone 3
  • height 90-110cm 
  • spread 75-90cm 
  • colour lavender
  • best grown in an average to moist soil, in full sun, however, it is tolerant of partially shady locations
  • powdery mildew is a common, fungal problem for monarda, although some cultivars are more resistant
  • all monarda should be planted in open areas that receive good, air circulation and keep a consistently moist soil, to help prevent mildew problems
  • mature clumps should be thinned out
  • this species has good mildew resistance
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • attracts hummingbirds
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established 
  • native to ontario
  • fragrant