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'Leading Lady Pink' Bee Balm

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Vibrant pink flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
  • Blooms earlier than other bee balms, starting early summer.
  • Keeps its tidy habit without rampant spreading.
  • Repels deer with aromatic foliage.
  • Zones 4-8, sun/part sun, 14" tall x 22" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-8
Light part sun/sun
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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description With 'Leading Lady Pink' bee balm (Monarda), the pollinators won't have to wait until late summer for their favorite flower to bloom! 'Leading Lady Pink' is one of the earliest blooming bee balms on the market, boasting bright pink flowers in early summer. Clusters of pink flowers are decorated with delicate spots, all of which guide pollinators to their sweet nectar. We're sure you'll love it almost as much as the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds do.

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.
Details Botanical name: Monarda' Leading Lady Pink'
Patent #: USPP 34,205
Common name: Bee balm, horsemint
Zone: 4 – 8
Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun
Height x width: 10-14″ tall X 18-22″ wide
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green
Bloom time: Summer
Features: 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 Grow Soil: 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.

Customer Reviews

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H
H.S. (New Mexico)
Love it.

Unbelievably hot this summer and the bee balm survived and bloomed.

M
M.R. (Michigan)
Growing strong

I planted half my bee balm then got sick with covid. Two weeks later, the bee balm that was left in the little temporary cups were still alive. Both groups of bee balm (planted right away and planted after 2 weeks of sitting) are doing great. I know bee balm is a resilient plant, but I’m still impressed with the quality of plants I got from this online nursery

A
A.C. (New York)

Really good! Doing wonderful

D
D.F. (South Carolina)
Beautiful and healthy plant arrived

The nicest bee balm plant I've ever had. Beautiful flowers.

A
A.C. (Pennsylvania)
Pretty in PINK!

I purchased "Leading Lady Pink Bee Balm this spring. The plants arrived in perfect time forplanting