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'Leading Lady Orchid' Bee Balm Monarda hybrid

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
14" 28"
Height
10 - 14"
Spread
22 - 28"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

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

    Fragrant Flower
    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: 
    22 - 28 Inches
    Spread: 
    22 - 28 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Orchid pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Clump Forming
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    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
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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 Orchid' Monarda hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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