Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster'

Beebalm, Bergamot

Monarda didyma ÔPurple RoosterÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster'

Beebalm, Bergamot

A selection from the straight species made by The Flower Factory in Stoughton, WI. This hardy variety features large, royal purple flowers atop tall, sturdy stems, attracting pollinators all summer long. Its dark green foliage exhibits excellent mildew resistance. Introduced by: David Nedveck

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 36"
  • Spread: 26-30"
  • 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: 3 - 9
  • Height: 36"
  • Spread: 26-30"
  • 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, 72 Deep
  • 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