Monarda didyma Purple Rooster

 

Beebalm is a traditional favourite for the perennial border, with a striking display of richly-coloured flowers through the summer months. Features royal purple flowers, arranged in large, shaggy heads. Foliage is delightfully fragrant. A favourite of butterflies it spreads quickly: reduce clump size in early spring. Requires no staking even though it can reach up to 100cm. Flowers are edible.

 

Plant in well drained soil. Full/Partial sun.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.