Monarda didyma Blue Stocking

Blue Stocking Bee Balm

Blue Stocking Bee Balm is a vibrantly colored violet-blue Monarda, blooming for several months beginning in mid-summer.
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Native
Edible
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 30-36" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid-summer to late summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015436

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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'Blue Stocking' Bee Balm is an excellent cultivar selected for its brightly colored flowers that bloom in mid- to late summer. The strikingly colored bright violet-blue flowers provide ample nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies and bumblebees. Monarda dydima Blue Stocking is a perennial with a long season of bloom and resistance to powdery mildew. The flowers are edible and can be used raw in salads.
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SKU
HC015436
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Blue Stocking Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda didyma Blue Stocking
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Mid-summer to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Edible, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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.


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.
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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