Please Note: Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5-8. These plants may not be winter-hardy in Minnesota. However, we have had good luck overwintering them outside in their pots at our nursery (flats are stacked, then covered with plastic). Northern gardeners may need to give these plants some winter protection.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 2 feet
Bloom Color: White, Pink and/or Purple
Bloom Season: July
Suggested Uses: Bradbury’s Monarda has showy flowers and beautiful purple-green foliage. A great addition to dry, slightly acidic gardens and restorations in the Midwest! A member of the mint family.
Native Range: Native to the Ozarks (Arkansas, Missouri, southern Illinois and parts of Tennessee and Kentucky).
Pollinators: Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Hosts some species of moth caterpillars.
Flowers: Pink flowers with purple spots and spikey-looking purple bracts.
Leaves: Leaves are opposite on square stems.
Other Names: Eastern Beebalm
More information: USDA plant profile