Monarda Peter's Purple

Peter's Purple Bee Balm

Purple Monarda Peter's Purple, Monarda Peter's Purple, Peter's Purple Bee Balm

Peter's Purple is a natural hybrid cross of two southern Monarda species that blooms in mid-summer with showy lavender-purple flowers. The glossy foliage is mildew resistant. This variety is moderately xeric once established. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 71000

Details

40-48" tall x 18-24" wide (cutting propagated). At last, a cold hardy, heat tolerant, xeric Bee Balm! 'Peter's Purple' is as beautiful as it is durable in the garden. A garden hybrid between Monarda bartlettii and Monarda fistulosa, this vigorous, heat lover blooms for months in summer with showy lavender-purple flowers. The deep green foliage is completely powdery mildew resistant, making it a "must have" hummingbird plant for all areas of the US.
SKU 71000
Common Name Peter's Purple Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda Peter's Purple
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 40-48" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Mondarda) is a showy and vigorous old-fashioned garden perennial that blooms in summer. Bee Balm is, as the name suggests, “bee friendly,” deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The varieties we carry are highly resistant to powdery mildew.

  • Plant Bee Balm in full sun (or part shade in hot summer climates).
  • This plant enjoys moist and fertile garden soil.
  • Mulch and water regularly. Water Bee Balm if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Fertilize once annually in fall or spring with a top dressing mixture of Yum Yum Mix and compost.
  • Divide the plants in fall every few years to keep them vigorous.

If you have particularly challenging gardening conditions (hot humid summers, periodic drought, or cold winters--as low as USDA zone 4), we recommend planting Mondarda fistulosa or Monarda 'Peter's Purple' (USDA zone 6) which grow easily in most soil types, including clay. The cold hardy zone 4 varieties are excellent for fall planting.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

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from Indiana

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Peter's Purple:

    Performed well with lots of flowers.

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    5.0

    It grows and multiplies!

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    from Albuquerque

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Peter's Purple:

      This plant is easy to grow and does very well in Albuquerque.

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      Transformed impossible area into showpie

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      from Spring City, UT

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Peter's Purple:

        We planted this bee balm in a small strip between an ugly foundation on our 1910 home and the sidewalk that leads to the patio. It is hot and dry there. The soil is hard clay. We added some garden soil, planted and hand watered the plot faithfully for three weeks. Peter's Purple just filled in beautifully. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds enjoyed the bee balm well into fall. Did I mention the color is stunning?
        When we left our homme in the city, the hardest part was leaving the garden we had grown over the years. So we brought our HCG catalog and have started once again. Peter's Purple is a great start.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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