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Monarda bradburiana 'Midnight Oil' - Eastern Bee Balm from Pleasant Run Nursery

Monarda bradburiana 'Midnight Oil' PPAF

Bee Balm - Eastern

Revered for its glossy, deep burgundy foliage, Monarda bradburiana ‘Midnight Oil’ is the first North American cultivar of the species to be offered in the green industry, originally introduced in 2022 by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Illinois. Early flowering some three to four weeks prior to other tall Bee Balms, with blooms persisting from mid-May to late June. Spidery, two-lipped, light pink blooms with magenta splotches transform into ornamental seedheads that remain on the plant until the winter months, unless removed to prolong flowering in the late spring or early summer. Monarda bradburiana ‘Midnight Oil’ is a vigorous, easy growing, heat and drought tolerant selection that attracts hordes of pollinators over its blooming period, and is capable of handling some light shade.


20 Inches


20 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone

Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
90 Monarda bradburiana Midnight Oil #1 (NATIVE-lavender pink) NEW!
Characteristics & Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fragrant - Foliage
Soil Conditions
Bloom Time
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Companion Plants to Monarda bradburiana 'Midnight Oil'
Ornamental Onion Allium 'Medusa'
Ornamental Onion
Ornamental Onion Allium x 'Lavender Bubbles'
Ornamental Onion
Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein'
Lamb's Ear
Similar Plants to Monarda bradburiana 'Midnight Oil'
Calico Aster Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Calico Aster
Eastern Bee Balm Monarda bradburiana
Eastern Bee Balm
Bowman's Root Gillenia (Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'
Bowman's Root