Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'
Also called Bergamot
Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking' - Blue Stocking Bee Balm - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design
More About Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'
- Whorls of small, tubular flowers are backed by leafy bracts
- Violet-purple flowers appear on square stems just above foliage
- Dark green, toothed, lance to oval-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
- Foliage has a minty scent when crushed
- Upright, clumping habit
- Bloom Time: July to August
Blue Stocking Bee Balm Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in an average to moist soil, in full sun, however, it is tolerant of partially shady locations. Powdery mildew is a common, fungal problem for monarda, although some cultivars are more resistant. All monarda should be planted in open areas that receive good, air circulation and keep a consistently moist soil, to help prevent mildew problems. Mature clumps should be thinned out.
Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking' Characteristics
Moist to Average