Botanical Name: Monarda sp.
Hardiness: Perennial, although does not reliably overwinter; best grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″, 8″–12″ wide; wider if perennial in following years.
Variety Information: Lavender flowers in 2″–2 ½” whorls; individual flowers up to 1″
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–21 days
Seed Depth: Surface to 1/16″
Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″