'Pardon My Cerise' Bee Balm Monarda didyma
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 8
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 14 - 18 Inches
Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of dark cherry pink flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!
Best used in landscapes.
Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. This hardy selection is mildew resistant.
Growing monarda near tomatoes in the garden is said to improve the health and flavor of the tomatoes.
Monarda is the natural source of the antiseptic Thymol, the primary active ingredient in some kinds of mouthwash.
Monarda didyma has a long his-tory of being used by some tribes of Native Americans as a medicinal plant to cure skin infections, minor wounds and even excessive cases of gas.