Monarda Grand Mum™

Grand Series™ Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
$14.95 ea.
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Delightfully Fragrant Foliage
From the Grand Series™ of dwarf Monarda, this showstopper combines superb mildew resistance with abundant mauve pink flowers to provide a spectacular summer show. The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A carefree strong grower. Great as a cut flower. Teams well in the border with Liatris and Echinacea.

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Code MOGM
Patent PP22,136
Plant Type Perennials
Species didyma
Height Short 15-18"
Spacing Plant 20" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs High
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Although many Monardas are grown for their stature, these new shorter versions widen the selection of this garden standard. Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Monarda Plant Care

Easy to grow. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will further help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves and possible late fall rebloom.