Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'

Bee Balm


Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Mint scented foliage
  • Native to eastern North America
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Native
Native
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Found naturally along riverbanks in rich moist soil, it will also tolerate average soil and moisture levels.  Full sun is best but can be placed in part sun.  Multiply by underground stems or self seeding.  Deadheading will extend bloom time.


Height: 30-36 in
Spacing: 20-24 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Blue, Violet
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Naturalizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Native
  • Mass Planting

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Habit:

  • Mounding
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water