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Monarda didyma Balmy Purple

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Monarda didyma Balmy Purple Dwarf Beebalm,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Herbs & Vegetables Rounded, Upright

Small compact perennial with an upright rounded habit, deep-green fragrant leaves and a profusion of brilliant pinkish-purple shaggy flowers from Summer through Autumn. Great for planting en masse or in containers. Flowers are edible and can be used to garnish desserts and salads. Grows approx. 30cm tall x 25cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate