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Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 14 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 14 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Brighten up your landscape with the 'Leading Lady Razzberry' Monarda. Showy flowers in a deep shade of pinkish-purple stand out against the green foliage and bring visual interest to a container or landscape bed. Expect fragrant flowers in spring and summer on this clump-forming perennial. Also known as Bee Balm or Bergamot, this plant thrives in USDA zones 4 through 9.

Monarda is native to North America, so it is very easy to maintain once established. This versatile plant can be used in borders, landscapes, mass plantings, and containers. Bee Balm also makes excellent cut flowers. This plant is deer-resistant but is known to attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm Care

Monarda flourishes in a sunny spot that receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. Soil should be fertile and have a pH of 6.5 to 8.0. This plant likes even moisture and prefers soil that does not completely dry out. Apply mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture. Fertilize in the spring using a balanced fertilizer to support new growth and flowers.

The 'Leading Lady Razzberry' Monarda does not require much maintenance, but spent flowers can be removed. Promote more growth by cutting back established plants once they reach a height of 12 inches. To prepare the plants for winter, you can trim back the growth to 1 inch in size.

Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm Spacing

Monarda will grow to be 10 to 14 inches tall and cover an area 22 to 28 inches wide. Space plants 22 to 28 inches apart to allow each plant room to grow without being crowded. As the plants become established and fill in, they can be dug up and split to promote more growth.

Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 14 Inches
Mature Spread: 22 - 28 Inches
Spacing: 22 - 28 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Bright Raspberry Purple
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm
Other Name(s): Bergamot, Horsemint, Oswego Tea
Scientific Name: Monarda hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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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.

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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

Time of Order:

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.

1 Review - Leading Lady Razzberry Bee Balm Show Reviews

  • 5
    hardy plant with pretty flowers

    Posted by Juris Hauptman on Jan 3rd 2022

    the best plant that I have grown in my garden. It is really easy to maintain, I just water it every few weeks. The color is so pretty. I'm going to buy more next year.