Monarda bradburiana 'Midnight Oil' PPAF

Eastern Bee Balm

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.

  • Category: Perennials
  • Alternate Cultivar: Midnight Oil
  • Patent: PPAF
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Height: 20 Inches
  • Spread: 20 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Pink


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Monarda bradburiana Midnight Oil #1 (NATIVE-lavender pink) 144_216 8/1_9/1 Login for pricing
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