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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DescriptionWith '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.DetailsBotanical 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 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.
Life In The Garden
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials to Keep Your Garden Buzzing
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystems, gardens, and especially our food chain. Flowers produce pollen as a means of reproduction. While there are so many pollinator-friendly plants to choose from, here are seven of our favorites. You’ll love them, and the pollinators will too.
Love the pink bee balm. Came with the plant packaged well and in good shape. Planted the plants and they are blooming.
H.S. (New Mexico)
Unbelievably hot this summer and the bee balm survived and bloomed.
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.C. (New York)
Really good! Doing wonderful
D.F. (South Carolina)
Beautiful and healthy plant arrived
The nicest bee balm plant I've ever had. Beautiful flowers.