- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 14 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 14 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Striking blooms in a saturated shade of deep pink ensure the 'Pardon My Rose' Monarda didyma will stand out and be a centerpiece of your landscape. This low-maintenance plant, also known as Bergamot or Bee Balm, has beautiful pink flowers. If you look closely at the petals, you will see dots in darker shades of pink that add dimension and even more visual interest to these stunners. Flowers appear in the spring and summer, with peak blooms in midsummer for most regions. The flowers and the foliage are fragrant, making this plant a welcome addition even after the blooms fade.
'Pardon My Rose' Monarda didyma comes from North America and is native to USDA zones 4 through 8. This easy-care plant makes a beautiful addition to borders, landscapes, mass plantings, and containers, and it is prized for cut flowers. Monarda didyma attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds but is deer-resistant. Bee Balm clump-forming so it will keep a compact footprint and gradually spread out to cover a larger area. If the plant outgrows its space, it can easily be propagated through division.
Pardon My Rose Bee Balm Care
Plant Monarda didyma in a sunny area that receives full or part sun, so at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. This plant has high water needs and prefers consistent moisture, so water when the top layer of the soil is slightly damp—spread mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture. Soil should be rich and fertile and have a pH of 6.5 to 8.0. Monarda didyma is not a heavy feeder, and good soil will easily sustain the plant, but feeding in the spring with a balanced fertilizer can provide an extra boost and promote new growth.
Remove flowers as they die back or deadhead the plant. Promote new growth by trimming an established plant back to 1 foot tall in the spring before the flowers open. This pruning technique will encourage the plant to push out new growth. Trim back all greenery to 1 inch tall in the spring to help the plant overwinter.
Pardon My Rose Bee Balm Spacing
Give Monarda didyma room to spread out and space plants 22 to 28 inches apart when planting. Mature plants reach heights of 14 to 18 inches tall.
Pardon My Rose Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 14 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 22 - 28 Inches|
|Spacing: 22 - 28 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Intense Rose Pink|
|Bloom Period: Mid Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Pardon My Rose Bee Balm|
|Other Name(s): Bergamot, Horsemint, Oswego Tea|
|Scientific Name: Monarda didyma USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- 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.