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Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 22 - 26 Inches
  • Mature Spread 28 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

With its dark green foliage and vibrant purple blooms, the Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm is ideal for adding a burst of color to your garden. This stunning plant blooms from mid to late summer and being perennial will come back year after year. Botanically known as a Monarda hybrid, this bee balm can grow to just over 2 feet tall and even looks great when not in flower. The Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm is perfect for adding to borders and is a magnet for wildlife.

The Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm forms a clump of tall square stems and lance-shaped dark green leaves, which smell of mint when crushed between fingers. As an herbaceous perennial, this bee balm dies back over winter but is thankfully deer resistant. As a native of North America, bee balms are perfectly suited to most areas, and this cultivar looks equally impressive when grown en masse, individually or in a container. 

Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm Care

If grown in the right place, this Monarda tends to thrive with little care. It grows well in full sun to partial shade and is generally happiest in a south or west-facing spot. When it comes to the soil conditions, the Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm is best grown in a neutral to alkaline soil that is moist, but well drained. However, it can also tolerate some clay soils. Even though tolerant of dry conditions, bee balms prefer consistently moist, but not overly saturated soil, which can cause root disease. In general, mature plants need a deep and thorough watering every 7 to 10 days. Fertilizing this plant is not strictly necessary, although a balanced feed applied in spring will help give any container-grown plants a boost.  

Although not essential, young bee balm plants can be pinched out to promote more bushy growth. As the flowers fade, they can be deadheaded to encourage more blooms over the rest of the summer. When the temperatures drop with the onset of winter, you can simply cut the stems nearly to ground level, and they will reappear the following spring.

Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm Spacing

When mature, the Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm can reach a maximum height and spread of 26 by 30 inches. When growing this bee balm in a group for a mass of color, a distance of 30 inches between plants is recommended.

Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 22 - 26 Inches
Mature Spread: 28 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 28 - 30 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Lavender
Bloom Period: Mid 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
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Upscale™ Lavender Taffeta Bee Balm
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Monarda hybrid

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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