Electric purple-pink blooms provide a pop of color that nearly every pollinator finds irresistible! It's beloved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds for the colorful blooms and abundance of nectar. Flowers bloom in the summer above minty green aromatic foliage.
Monardas perform best in full sun with moist soil. Though they can take some shade, this increases the potential for powdery mildew to develop. Avoid wetting the leaves and flowers to further minimize the potential for this unsightly, though ultimately harmless, condition.
Size: 4-5'/1.2-1.5m tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 4-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
Notable features: fragrant foliage, deer resistant, native.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Monarda 'Bee Free'