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Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'
  • thrives in both moist and average soils
  • doesn't spread rampantly like other monardas
  • blooms 8 to 12 weeks
  • full sun to partial shade

Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'

A colorful pollinator oasis
Item: #MONLL1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $13.99
  • Ideal for small spaces at only 12" tall
  • Blooms 8-12 weeks
  • Magenta blooms loved by pollinators!
  • Thrives in both moist and average soils
  • Doesn't spread rampantly like other monardas
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum' Description

  • Naturally grows as a tidy, space-saving clump
  • Bright purple flowers appear weeks earlier and continue longer than other bee balms
  • Easy to care for: doesn’t run all over the garden
  • Attracts pollinators

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'
  • Common name:
    Bee balm, Horsemint
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x width:
    12" X 15"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Early-late summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Under planting, Waterside
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:26447



Soil: Easily grown in any soil; readily tolerates wet soils. Soil pH not crucial.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Average to abundant, depending on weather. Established plants can tolerate dry conditions.
Spacing: Space at least 18-24" 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.