Bee Balm 'Purple Rooster' Seeds

Add sizzling hot color to beds and borders.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

One of the easiest perennials to grow with intense glowing purple flowers. They adapt to any soil and increase quickly. Bees and hummingbirds love them, and they are perfect to use as a background for annuals. The cut flowers are attractive in fresh arrangements. This perennial also makes a colorful addition to herb gardens. Use the leaves to make a pleasant-tasting tea.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Monarda didyma
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 40 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are fragrant, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50