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MONARDA - didyma 'Pardon My Purple' / Bee balm

    MONARDA - didyma 'Pardon My Purple' / Bee balm


    Monarda 'Pardon My Purple' is a compact perennial plant with striking purple flowers and fragrant foliage that add color and texture to any garden.

    Product Characteristics:

    • Height: 25-35 cm (10-14 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: Purple
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Dark green, fragrant
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, fertile soil, pH 6.0-7.0
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Monarda 'Pardon My Purple' is ideal for borders, rock gardens, and container plantings. It can also be planted in pollinator gardens to attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

    This perennial plant is deer-resistant and low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for gardeners who want to add color without a lot of effort. Its fragrant foliage also adds an extra layer of interest to the garden.

    Companion Plants:

    1. Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm': This black-eyed Susan has vibrant yellow-gold flowers that provide a lovely contrast to the purple blooms of Monarda 'Pardon My Purple'. Both plants thrive in similar growing conditions, and their flowers are attractive to pollinators.

    2. Agastache 'Blue Boa': This perennial has blue-purple flowers that complement the color of Monarda 'Pardon My Purple'. Both plants also have a similar growing habit and prefer well-draining soil and full sun.

    3. Achillea 'Saucy Seduction': The bright pink flowers of this yarrow provide a pop of color that pairs well with the purple blooms of Monarda 'Pardon My Purple'. Additionally, both plants attract pollinators and thrive in similar growing conditions.

    Care Instructions:
    Plant Monarda 'Pardon My Purple' in well-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers. Cut the plant back to the ground in fall.

    Final Thoughts:
    Monarda 'Pardon My Purple' is a lovely addition to any garden, offering color, fragrance, and pollinator-attracting benefits. Its compact size and low-maintenance nature make it a great choice for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. Plus, its striking purple blooms add a bold pop of color to the garden.