Monarda clinopodia 'Kates Mountain Type' (Early Basil Balm)

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Monarda clinopodia 'Kates Mountain Type' (Early Basil Balm)

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Light shade; Dry, nutrient poor soil; This unusual Monarda clinopodia sub-form is very different from the typical species. For one it only grows on or near shale gravel and shale barrens in Virginia and West virginia. Second, it blooms a full month earlier than other bee-balms and last it grows only 1-2 foot tall. Blooms are white and typical of bee balms and very attractive to late spring pollinators; Flowers May-June; Zone 5-7; WV ecotype

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