Monarda Bee-You™ Series

Monarda Bee-You™ 'Bee True' PPAF

BeeBalm, Bergamot

Monarda Bee-Youª ÔBee TrueÕ PPAF

Photo Credit: Visions

Monarda Bee-Youª ÔBee TrueÕ PPAF

Photo Credit: Visions


Monarda Bee-You™ 'Bee True' PPAF

BeeBalm, Bergamot

From our experience, this series of Monarda has been very clean in production, growing quickly to fill out the pots fully. Relatively short plants form a compact clump of deep green foliage that is covered in vibrant blooms that attract pollinators. 'Bee Free' bears magenta purple flowers with red velvet centers. Breeder: AB-Cultivars. Introduced by: Plants Nouveau.

Plant Details

  • Zone: (4) 5 - 9
  • Height: 12-15"
  • Spread: 10-12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: (4) 5 - 9
  • Height: 12-15"
  • Spread: 10-12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Monarda can be started from 72Deep plugs planted in the late summer/early fall and overwintered easily in cold frames or pot-to-pot outdoors. If planting in spring for late spring/early summer sales, start with our larger 32ct vernalized plugs. Monarda should be pinched back early to promote branching or delay flowering. Pinching or PGRs can be used to control height, though PGRs are not recommended for dwarf varieties.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No