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Monarda – ‘Leading Lady Orchid’ – Bee Balm – Monarda hybrid

Garden Height
10 - 14
Spacing
12 - 24
Spread
22 - 28
Habit
Clump Forming
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Fragrant Foliage

Native to North America

Maintenance Notes
Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. Provide good air circulation to prevent disease.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Consistent

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

Fertilization 100 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Plant Late Summer, Early Fall or Spring for Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch two weeks after transplanting to promote branching. These are compact plants and should not need growth regulation for height control. However, a tank mix of B-9 at 2500 ppm plus Sumagic at 3 ppm is effective, if toning is necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Aphids, Spider Mites and Powdery Mildew can be problematic, treat as necessary.

Grower Tips

-Finishing Time of 9-12 weeks is after the onset of Long Day conditions.

-Vernalized plants grow more vigorously and flower more uniformly and rapidly than plants with no exposure to cold.