Monarda x 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).
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
Native
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height40-48" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014654

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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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.
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SKUHC014654
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Peter's Purple Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda x Peter's Purple
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
40-48" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Native, Edible
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Monarda) 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.


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