Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Monarda bradburiana


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Monarda bradburiana (Lamiaceae)
(mo-NAR-da brad-bur-ee-A-na)
Bradbury's Bee Balm

Plantsman, author and Niche alumnus Bill Cullina shared this exciting Midwestern Monarda species with us. Compact multistemmed plants top out at 1.5-2', with pale-lavender-pink blooms in late spring much earlier than other Bee Balms! Foliage has a nice minty fragrance, good mildew-resistance, and a subtle burgundy-purple sheen that is very prominent on new growth. This species can tolerate poorer, drier soils than many commonly grown Monardas, and is spectacular speckled amongst low grasses.

Bloom color: pale-pink
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 1.5-2'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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