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Monarda Pink Chenille

Upscale™ Series Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
$18.95 ea.
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Long Blooming Pollinator Favorite

Fluorescent pink flowers with lighter centers sport a crown of spiky tubular petals. Reblooms for an abundant nectar source for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Native to eastern North America, it multiplies quickly to blanket the mid-border in eye-popping color.

Foliage will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea. From the Upscale™ Series, Monarda Pink Chenille displays excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Expect scores of butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees sampling its sweet nectar-laden blossoms. Deer tend to refrain from nibbling.

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Code MPICH
Patent Pending
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Medium 20-22"
Spacing Plant 18-22" apart
Bloom Time Mid-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.