Monarda Violet Queen

Violet Queen Bee Balm

  • Pink Monarda Violet Queen, Monarda Violet Queen, Violet Queen Bee Balm

Violet Queen is a vigorous hybrid selection that blooms in mid-summer with a tremendous display of deep lavender-pink flowers. A big, strong grower, this Monarda is one of the very best for colorful flowers and garden vigor.

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Zones 4 - 9
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
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 70993

Details

42" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). Stunning! A large clump of "Violet Queen" in full flower will be the highlight of your summer garden. The deep lavender-pink flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and the fuzzy green foliage has excellent mildew resistance. "Violet Queen" like other Monarda varieties enjoys fertile garden soils. Mulch well and water regularly to keep the soil moist.
SKU 70993
Common Name Violet Queen Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda Violet Queen
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 42" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, 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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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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