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Monarda ‘Purple Rooster’

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Summary

Monarda ‘Purple Rooster’ has the darkest, truest purple flowers of any cultivar in our trial. Its upright, rigid stems create a strongly vertical aesthetic while the dull green leaves have a rough, sand-papery texture. Because of these traits, ‘Purple Rooster’ does have a slightly different look compared most of the other bee balms. The impressive thing about ‘Purple Rooster’ is that no powdery mildew was ever observed on its foliage. This cultivar was selected by The Flower Factory in Stoughton, Wisconsin and named by the owners David and Nancy Nedveck.

 


Details

  • Rating
    4.1 
  • Common Name
    Purple Rooster bee balm  
  • Peak Bloom
    Late June 
  • Flower Size
    3” 
  • Peak flower coverage
    80% 
  • Weeks in full bloom
  • Height
    44” 
  • Width after three years
    42” 
  • Powdery mildew resistance
    Excellent