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'Leading Lady Lilac' Bee Balm Monarda hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 14 Inches
Proven Winners® Perennials
'Leading Lady Lilac' Bee Balm Monarda hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 10 - 14

Features

Keep me HYDRATED and I'll NEVER leave you.

Tuck this early blooming bee balm into the front of your flower border to create a colorful swath of light lilac purple flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds will adore it!

Fragrant Foliage
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
22 - 28 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
light lilac purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark green
Habit: 
Clump Forming
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Consistent
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Alkaline Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. Provide good air circulation to prevent disease.

'Leading Lady Lilac' Monarda hybrid USPP 26,431, Can 5,565
  • I love standing in front of a flowerbed that is alive with insects. I know I have done a good job when I am not the only one benefiting from the choices I have made in plants!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Somerville
    New Marshfield
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
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