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Petite Delight Beebalm

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Petite Delight Beebalm has masses of beautiful clusters of fragrant purple flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season.

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Bergamot, Oswego Tea
Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Monarda
Cultivar:
Petite Delight
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
low
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
16 inches
Flower Color:
purple
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
from mid to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Petite Delight Beebalm has masses of beautiful clusters of fragrant purple flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Petite Delight Beebalm is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Petite Delight Beebalm will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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