Monarda 'Leading Lady Pink' PP34205 CPBRAF (20)ct Flat
Leading Lady Series
Common Name: Bee Balm
Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but 'Leading Lady Pink' leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more compact clump than other Bee Balm. This variety typically blooms from early summer (first week of June in Michigan) into midsummer and grows just a foot tall. 'Leading Lady Pink' produces bright pink flowers with lighter interiors that clearly show off the spots on its petals.
'Leading Lady Pink' is well-behaved in the garden, it stays where you plant it and doesn't run around. The blossoms have sweet nectar that is highly attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and honeybees and the aromatic foliage is naturally deer resistant.
Monarda can be found naturally along riverbanks and enjoys this rich, organic, moist soil. However, it will grow in average soil as well. Full sun is best, but light shade is tolerated. Plants tend to spread more quickly in the shade, however. Most monardas multiply rapidly either by underground stems or self-sowing. Deadheading spent blooms will prolong the bloom time.
Powdery mildew is a common fungal problem with monarda. Some varieties are more resistant to it than others. To prevent this fungus from appearing, large clumps should be thinned out so that the air circulates freely around them. The soil should also be kept consistently moist; dry soil promotes powdery mildew.
Height: 10-14 Inches
Spread: 22-28 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average ro Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early to Mid Summer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Small
(20) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 4.25 inches deep x 2.75 inches wide.