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Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Height 10-14 Inches Tall
  • Spread 22-28 Inches Wide

This Leading Lady Bee Balm has orchid pink flowers, with incredible fragrance not only in her flowers but her leaves as well. What more could you want in a plant? She is going to be great as a cut flower, is a come hither plant to the birds, bees, hummingbirds and more. An added bonus is she is going to be a showoff by blooming all summer long in the garden.

Bee balm is one of the best plants for our pollinators, so having it in the garden ensures that other plants including vegetables will be pollinated as well. ‘Leading Lady is naturally deer resistant too saving her from Bambi. As a perennial you will know that she will be doing encores for a long time in the landscape.

Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm Care

Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm does best in full sun to part sun with a well-drained but evenly moist soil. It is hardy from Zone 4a-8b and is winter hardy and summer tolerant. Fertilize once a month with a balanced fertilizer and occasionally remove spent flowers.

Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm Spacing

Leading Lady is a petite plant, only growing 10-14 inches tall and 22-24 inches wide. This makes it an ideal plant to use as a border in the garden, in a container or in a mass planting 1-2 feet apart, center on center. Don’t forget to use her in a cutting garden as well for adding fragrance to a bouquet!

Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 10-14 Inches
Spread: 22-28 Inches
Spacing: 1-2 Feet
Habit: Clumping
Watering: Consistent
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Deer
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Bees
Features: Fragrant Foliage
Scientific Name: Leading Lady Orchid' Monarda hybrid USPPAF
Common Name: Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm
Other Name(s): Horsemint; Oswego Tea; Bergamot
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

4 Reviews - Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm Show Reviews

  • 5
    absolutely gorgeous!

    Posted by Riley Bowman on Jan 10th 2022

    I bought my first one last year - they looked absolutely gorgeous in my garden all summer!

  • 5
    Leading Lady Orchid Bee...

    Posted by Bryan Gillespie on Jun 19th 2020

    Leading Lady Orchid Bee Balm

  • 5

    Posted by VICTORIA H. on Apr 25th 2019

    I'm not sure what the other comment on the plant was about. I received 2 of these in the mail in excellent condition. I can't wait until this summer for this plant to be covered in bees! So important for the environment, and I'm doing anything I can to make a great home for the bees.

  • 1
    plant order

    Posted by Brooming on Mar 27th 2019

    bought 3 of these plants and they were really small and didn't even have any flowers on them. I planted them anyways, but I'm not very happy about that. and it took like 9 days to arrive, which is just ridiculous!