Friday, May 28, 2010

Peter's Purple

Monarda aka Bee Balm. This root-hardy perennial (USDA Zone 6a - 9b) will reach at least 5 feet tall and bloom all summer long. Said to be the most mildew resistant variety for all our heat and humidity here in Central Texas. Rich lavender purple flowers for the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and aromatic leaves for you to make tea.

Smelling the Roses