Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Monarda didyma

 


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Monarda didyma 'Bryan Thompson' (Lamiaceae)
(mo-NAR-da DI-di-ma)
White Bee Balm

Many thanks to Texas plantsmen Dave Creech and Peter Loos for giving us this lovely white-flowering Bee Balm, discovered near Tyler, TX, by the late Bryan Thompson of Thompson Hills Nursery. Plants appear to be a color variant of the typically red M. didyma, but are similar in appearance to M. clinopodia (‘Basil Bee Balm’). This special and uncommon Monarda selection has a somewhat loose habit and is very mildew resistant; spidery bright-white blooms are a cool summer treat!

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: early-summer
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12