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'Pardon My Lavender' Bee Balm Monarda didyma

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 14 - 18 Inches
Proven Winners® Perennials
'Pardon My Lavender' Bee Balm Monarda didyma
Part Sun to Sun 14 - 18

Features

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 Foliage
Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Rabbits
Native to North America

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
14 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender pink
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Alkaline Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Best used in landscapes

Maintenance 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
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