This is the most delicious smelling Monarda ever! I can't walk by without stopping to smell it. It bloomed intensely for 6 weeks. It is short so it is great at the front of the bed. The color was a bright magenta.
'Leading Lady Plum' Bee Balm Monarda hybrid
FeaturesKeep 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 magenta purple flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds will adore it!Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 14 InchesSpacing:22 - 28 InchesSpread:22 - 28 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:magenta purpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:Clump FormingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:ConsistentSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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 Plum' Monarda hybrid USPP 26,447, Can 5,566