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.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Edible
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 42" tall , 18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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Size Plant - 5" 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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SKU
HC014651

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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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SKU
HC014651
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
48 inches
Mature Height
42" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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
Easy to Grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Edible, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
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.


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