Monarda ‘Blue Moon’

(Blue Moon Bee Balm)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Compact,¬†Monarda¬†‘Blue Moon’ (Bee Balm) is a clump-forming perennial boasting lavender blue flowers, 2 in. across, borne in dense, globular terminal heads. Blooming for weeks from mid to late summer, they rest upon a whorl of decorative purple bracts and attract scores of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Description

Best grown in rich, medium to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, humusy soils in full sun, although some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Does best in well-draining conditions, but can tolerate heavier clay. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Divide clumps every 3-4 years to prevent overcrowding and to control spread of the plant. Provide plants with good air circulation to help combat fungal leaf diseases

Additional information

Common Name

Blue Moon Bee Balm

Botanical Name

Monarda 'Blue Moon'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

1-2'

Width

1-2'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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