Monarda x ‘Violet Queen’
at Digging Dog
This genus was named after Dr. Nicolas Monardes, a Spanish physician whose Joyfull Newes Out of
the New Founde Worlde was the first book to be published about the flora of the Americas. A summer blooming member of the Mint family, everything about this plant is intriguing.
Excellent in arrangements, its jaunty whorls of Sage-like blossoms and decorative bracts attract butterflies and hummingbirds while holding our interest even in winter. Lining erect and robust stems, its opposite leaves are deliciously scented.
An engaging addition to the border or a meadow setting, Bergamot offers a pleasing contrast to the more undefined forms of the garden, as well as to the linear aspect of grasses. Happiest in moist, fertile soil, Monarda’s dense clump needs to be divided every 2 to 3 years. The following cultivars exhibit excellent resistance to powdery mildew.
Monarda x ‘Violet Queen’
Crowning red-tinged bracts, this Monarda’s vivid lavender-violet flowers will reign in your garden. Its downy soft, grayish green foliage makes a pleasing, fragrant base for the colorful and curved, tubular blooms.
Blooms June – August.
Size: 2-1/2'–3' high x 15" wide. Zone 3/4.
Monarda x ‘Violet Queen’ (P-1128)
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