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Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm

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

You will love the magenta flowers of Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm almost as much as the butterflies and hummingbirds the flowers attract. Bee balm, or Monarda, is a North American native with a stunning blossom. This hybrid is special for its unique flower color and early blooms. You should start seeing the large spoke-like petals open in early summer. It keeps blooming through at least midsummer weeks.

With a height of about 10 to 14 inches and a clumping spread of about 2 feet, Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm is a low-growing but eye-catching choice. Spruce up containers with this bee balm as a filler around taller plants in the back or middle. It's also a great choice for borders, since the plant is a native and easy-care hybrid. You'll enjoy the fragrant flower and foliage. Bee balm is deer resistant.

Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm Care

Plant your Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm in full sun (at least 6 hours a day) for best performance, but it also does well in part sun of 4 to 6 hours a day. It is cold hardy to zone 4 and can tolerate heat of up to zone 8, so it's a versatile native flower. Your bee balm prefers rich, moist soil and regular watering. You can remove faded blooms to encourage more flowers. In fact, cut a few to bring in for flower arrangements.

Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm Spacing

If you plant Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm in a group or near other plants in your landscape, be sure to space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart. Giving bee balm some air circulation helps prevent diseases.

Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Flower Color(s): Purple
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 Plum' Monarda hybrid USPP 26,447
Common Name: Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm
Other Name(s): Horsemint; Oswego Tea; Bergamot
Brand: Proven Winners

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3 Reviews - Leading Lady Plum Bee Balm Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Judie Papadakis on Sep 26th 2020

    They have been planted but not bloomed yet. They are healthy and hopefully wiil have a late bloom or early spring blooms.

  • 5
    Plants arrived timely and in great condition...

    Posted by Susan Cristiano on Jun 9th 2020

    Looking forward to it blooming this summer. Happy to have it ready to plant and in healthy condition upon arrival. Thank you.

  • 4
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    Posted by P. Laorena on Mar 20th 2019

    I'm trying to turn my yard into an insect sanctuary. I thought this would be a perfect addition. I ordered 4 of these, and they all came in great shape. I even got free shipping, which always makes me happy. The bees absolutely loved it last summer. Can't wait for this spring and summer when they are even bigger plants and flowers!