Monarda didyma 'Donnerwolke'

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

This bushy, 2- to 4-foot-tall plant wears many hats -- from tea herb to cut flower to bee, hummingbird and butterfly treat. Its 4-inch-long leaves' fragrance blends mint and basil. Northern and western gardeners have the greatest success with this moisture-lover. Southern, eastern, and midwestern gardeners must fight mildew. A vigorous spreader, Bee Balm (also known as Horsemint and Oswego Tea), is well-suited to the meadow garden. Cut back after flowering and divide every 2 to 3 years. Sold in containers during the growing season.
Monarda didyma, Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
Its violet flowers top 3-foot-tall stems.

Attributes - Monarda didyma 'Donnerwolke'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew, Rust.

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