Monarda didyma 'Purple Rooster' produces large, eye-catching blooms of royal purple atop mildew-resistant plants. Also known as Bee Balm, Monarda 'Purple Rooster' forms bushy, nicely branched plants that do not need staking.
Monarda 'Purple Rooster' is a cultivar M. didyma, a perennial, which is native to the central and eastern United States as far south as Georgia and northward into Canada. It is naturally found in bottomlands, thickets, wet meadows, moist open woods and disturbed sites.
Monarda 'Purple Rooster' prefers sun to light shade and moist to wet soil, including clay. It is resistant to heat, humidity, and most pests. Like other Bee Balm, it spreads via rhizomes.