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Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana
eastern beebalm
Shiny purple autumn leaves

Common name eastern beebalm
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers soft pink (spring)
Size 12-24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes tolerates some drought
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Mint relative native to the central and southern United States, featuring fragrant speckled flowers in mid-late spring. Attracts bees and butterflies. More resistant to mildew than most beebalms. Lusciously purple fall foliage.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '12 trade. Baggy 70F with light (20%G, 6-13d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (15%G, 8-14d)

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