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'Pardon My Pink' Bee Balm Monarda didyma

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 12 Inches
Proven Winners Perennial
'Pardon My Pink' Bee Balm Monarda didyma
Part Sun to Sun 10 - 12

Features

Let me BRIGHTEN your MORNING.

Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of true pink flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!

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Fragrant Foliage
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
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
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 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.
'Pardon My Pink' Monarda didyma USPP 24,244, Can 5,100
  • I've grown the purple Bee Balm and it's outstanding. So pretty and bees love it. It only grows about 16"-18" tall but it gets wider with each year. Very striking flower. One of these days, I will find a way to make "Earl Grey" tea from it's flowers or it's petals. That's where this British tea comes from. Delicious.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Joanne Jacobs
    Ridley Park
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • A very beautiful plant the blooms last a long time I would share extra cuttings new growth with my family and friends.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mattie Smith
    Rockingham
    North Carolina
    United States
    5 years ago
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2013 Top Performer Erie Basin Marina
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