General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 10 - 12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP24244; CPBR5100
Parentage: ACrade x Achall

Common names
  • Bee Balm
  • Beebalm

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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-11
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Pink')
Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-16

Date: 2014-07-09
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-06-26
Second year here for this monada.

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-05

Date: 2013-07-05
Newly opened blooms are about 2\" in diameter. They grow larger o

Date: 2014-07-09
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-08-30
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-08-30
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-08-30
  • Posted by stilldew (Southeast NE - Zone 5b) on Jul 5, 2013 9:03 AM concerning plant:
    This compact little monarda blooms when it is about 9" tall.

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