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Monarda x didyma 'Pardon My Lavender'

Bee Balm

Plant Type: Perennial

PROVEN WINNER. No room for the tall, bushy, traditional Bee Balm in your garden? Here is a petite selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of medium green, semi-glossy foliage. Slightly running, but controlled and refined habit.

From mid through late summer, light lavender pink flowers sit just at the top of the foliage. The insides of the flowers are lighter pink, giving the flower a three-dimensional look. Though the plant may be dwarf, the flowers are the same size as taller selections, measuring a full 2 ½ - 3 inches across. They add a bright splash of color to the border in high summer.

This new selection also offers good resistance to powdery mildew, a problem with many older Bee Balms. Just provide good air circulation, sunshine, and plenty of water and these plants will thrive!


Height

14-18"

Spread

10-12"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)