Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionEarly blooming, 'Leading Lady Orchid' bee balm (Monarda hybrid) gives you a show of stunning orchid-pink flowers in summer! Enjoy a neat and tidy clump of blooms, as opposed to the sprawling, sparse habit of conventional bee balms. It's two-toned light and bright pink flowers pop against dark green foliage, creating a beautiful source of contrast in the garden.
DetailsBotanical name: Monarda 'Leading Lady Orchid' Patent #: USPP 33,132 Common name: Bee balm, horsemint Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun Height x width: 10-14" tall X 22-28" wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer Features: Wet soils, space savers, rain gardens, rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, native, heat tolerant, fragrant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, rain garden, rock garden, under planting, waterside How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in any soil; readily tolerates wet soils. Soil pH not crucial. Light: Full sun to partial sun Water: Average to abundant, depending on weather. Established plants can tolerate dry conditions. Spacing: Space at least 24-28" from other plants; good air circulation encourages healthy, vigorous growth. Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring, just as the soil begins to thaw. Winterizing: No special care needed. Any old stems that persist after winter can be cut back in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent blooms for better performance and looks. While not imperative, it results in a neater, showier plant.
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Beautiful little plant. Can’t wait to see it next year
It is thriving in a marshy area of our yard just like the reviews promised. Very happy.
No bare roots!
Love the size and how it was picked. Will never buy from another online store but this one!
All of my plants arrived in poor shape
I’m hoping they live. Bee balm got broken in transet 😔
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planted late in the season so it has not bloomed...it is still alive...do not expect it to bloom this year...getting too cold here in Ohio...hope it will be beautiful nest year...