- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
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.
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Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of light lavender pink flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 18 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:10 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Lavender pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Best used in landscapesMaintenance Notes:
Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. This hardy selection is mildew resistant.Fun Facts:
Growing bee balm 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 history 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.'Pardon My Lavender' Monarda didyma USPPAF, Can 5,567