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Monarda 'Petite Delight' (Beebalm)

Monarda 'Petite Delight' PP10784

Beebalm

Bred by Lynn Collicutt of the Morden Research Station in Morden, Manitoba. Lavender-pink flowers in July and August atop deep green, shiny and clean foliage. More compact than others in the species. Very low maintenance. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds, but loathed by deer. Also makes an excellent cut flower!

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Height

12-15 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Beebalm Interesting Notes

Beebalm's fragrance is intoxicating. After working with or near Beebalm for several hours I have "flash backs" of its fragrance all day. The more you smell it the more you want to smell it. Like lavender, the scent is spicy and strong. Deer just can't stand it!

Growers are always coming up with new cultivars of plants, including Beebalm. While most Beebalm are between two to three feet tall and wide, some are smaller and some are bigger. One of my favorite cultivars is 'Petite Delight', a dense plant only about two feet tall. Petite Delight's fragrance is very intense and the flowers are an attractive lavender that blends nicely in the garden. Our experience with Monarda is they suffer terribly from powdery mildew. Don't cut Beebalm down in the fall. Wait until late February or early March. Its dried seed heads not only provide winter interest, but food for birds. - www.mydeergarden.com

Monarda 'Petite Delight' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average to moist, organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Do not let the soil dry out. Needs good air circulation. Deadhead to prolong flowering season. Tidy habit and slow to spread. Forms small clumps, unlike its larger relatives.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Meadow
Moist Sun