Bee Balm - Petite Wonder
The Monarda ‘Petite Wonder’, Monarda didyma, also known as Bee Balm, Bergamont, Horsemint, Oswego Tea, is a clump-forming perennial that has tubular, two-lipped, light pink flowers with dark green aromatic foliage.
‘Petite Wonder’ stands at 12’ high and has a plant spread of 12-18” and blooms from July to August. If deadheaded, (remove old flowers from plant) longer bloom times will be encouraged. It is one of the smallest Monarda in its family and has the darkest foliage.
Monarda needs to be planted in full sun, but will tolerate afternoon shade. Petite Wonders are best grown in rich soil in a well-drained area, not being allowed to dry out.
The leaves of Monarda can be used for teas and in salads.
Attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, particularly when massed, Monarda provides color and contrast for the perennial border, wild garden, meadow, and herb garden or along ponds or streams.
This plant prefers neutral to alkaline soils.
* Long bloom period!
|Mature Height||12 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Soil||Normal, Sandy, Clay|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|