Monarda x 'Petite Delight' - Dwarf Bee Balm
Monarda x 'Petite Delight' - Dwarf Bee Balm - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Dwarf Bee Balm

Monarda x 'Petite Delight'

Also called Bergamot

  • Whorls of small tubular flowers are backed by leafy bracts
  • Mauve-lilac flowers appear on square stems just above foliage
  • Heavily corrugated dark green ovate leaves, 5 cm long
  • Foliage has a minty scent when crushed
  • Compact, mounding habit
  • Has good mildew resistance
  • Bloom Time: July to August

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Mauve-lilac

HEIGHT:
30-40 cm

SPREAD:
35-45 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Best grown in an average to moist soil, in full sun, however, it is tolerant of partially shady locations. Powdery mildew is a common fungal problem for monarda, although some cultivars are more resistant. All monarda should be planted in open areas that receive good air circulation and keep a consistently moist soil, to help prevent mildew problems. Mature clumps should be thinned out.