Monarda Pardon My Cerise

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
$17.95 ea.
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Petite in stature but its 2 flowers are as large as its taller cousins. Bright cherry-pink flowers on glossy green foliage maintains a polite bushy habit. Tuck this compact variety in the front of any sunny border. Loved by pollinators; butterflies, hummingbirds and bees but deer tend to refrain from nibbling. No room for the larger Bee Balm varieties in your garden? Monarda Pardon My Cerise is the answer. Foliage will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea. Bee Balm is a carefree strong-growing perennial.

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Code MOPC

Patent PP29,234

Plant Type Perennials

Species didyma

Height Short 14-18"

Spacing Plant 10-12" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 4-8

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
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

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.