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.
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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Violet Queen Bee Balm
Monarda Violet Queen
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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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