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Monarda ‘Violet Queen’

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Monarda ‘Violet Queen’ is a prolific bloomer and very popular with the bees. The flower color is similar, though slightly lighter than ‘Dark Ponticum’. ‘Violet Queen’ has short, silvery leaf hairs which give the leaves a dull green appearance comparable to M. fistulosa. While the foliage of ‘Violet Queen’ and M. fistulosa does appear similar, they have drastically different disease resistances. ‘Violet Queen’ displayed excellent powdery mildew resistance, with only the faintest infections observed over the three-year period, while M. fistulosa was frequently plagued with powdery mildew.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Violet Queen bee balm  
  • Peak Bloom
    Early July 
  • Flower Size
  • Peak flower coverage
  • Weeks in full bloom
  • Height
  • Width after three years
  • Powdery mildew resistance