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.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Native
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height42" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014651

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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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.
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SKUHC014651
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Violet Queen Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda Violet Queen
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
42" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native, Edible
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
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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