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'Pardon My Pink' Bee Balm Monarda didyma

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 12"
Height
10 - 12"
Spread
10 - 12"
  • Details

    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!

    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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
  • 5 Reviews

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    • I chose this plant because I no longer have the energy to plant hundreds of annuals each year and I like the idea that the plant doesn't grow too high, but widens out over time. I planted 11 of these plants and they get full sun. Only 5 of them produced blooms for a short period of time although all of them produced an abundance of leaves. I'm willing to give it one more try next year, but would love to know if there is anything I can do to get flowers to produce next year.

      Laurel
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • This is my first year growing this plant. It only bloomed once but did not rebloom at all this season. The plant itself still has a lovely aroma when you brush against the leaves and it's an attractive tight plant, but was hoping for more blooms throughout the season. I did have in container in full sun.

      Deby Barber
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • 2nd year for this plant & I am amazed at how full of blooms it is. The bright color adds to much to the perennial bed I began to develop last year. The bees have been quite busy!!! This week, have had several friends inquire about it. One plans to add to her garden next year. Told them my #1 choice in plants is always Proven Winners as never disappointed. Thanks for having quality plants.

      Ella Marshall
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 25 weeks ago
    • 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.

      Joanne Jacobs
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • A very beautiful plant the blooms last a long time I would share extra cuttings new growth with my family and friends.

      Mattie Smith
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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