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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Description'Leading Lady Razzberry' Bee Balm (or Monarda) proves that compact plants are still packed with power. The dark green leaves form a short and tidy habit that looks inconspicuous, that is, until it blooms! In early summer, 'Leading Lady Razzberry' bursts into bloom with vibrant raspberry-pink flowers. Abundant blossoms are loaded with sweet nectar, attracting honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your summer celebrations.
The Leading Lady series of bee balms from Proven Winners blooms earlier (and for longer) atop a tidier habit than other bee balms. It packs a lot of personality into a compact habit, perfect for small gardens and containers needing color and fragrance. This hard-working perennial repels deer, attracts pollinators, and keeps your garden low maintenance.DetailsBotanical name: Monarda' Leading Lady Raspberry' Patent #: USPP 34,130 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: Raspberry pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer Features: Wet soils, rain gardens, proven winners, native, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant 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 (6+ hours sun) to partial sun (4-6 hours sun). Full sun is recommended for best flowering. 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.
Hi Larry! Bee balm tend to bloom in the summertime, so it is possible that they are just waiting a few more weeks before they open up! But, if you are finding that they just don't bloom, email email@example.com with your order number and pictures of your plant. . Rest assured, we have a 60-day guarantee on all our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. https://bit.ly/ggp-guarantee
'Leading Lady Razzberry' Bee Balm
I bought two of the Leading Lady Raspberry bee balm and absolutely love them! They came in great shape and already had buds about ready to open. Now they have opened and the color is so bright and cheerful. I would highly recommend!
Beautiful color, & lots of flowers. It’s hard to believe it was just planted this spring.