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'Pardon My Cerise' 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
18" 12"
Height
14" - 18"
Spread
10" - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of dark cherry 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: 
    14 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Dark cherry 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: 
    Consistent
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral 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 Cerise' Monarda didyma USPP 29,234, Can PBRAF
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    • Bloomed all summer long and the blooms stayed bright and intact until the frost. I can't begin to describe the intoxicating smell of this plant I have to use all my will-power to not take a sniff every time I walk past it. The bees loved it almost as much as me.

      Farah
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
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