Pardon My Cerise Bee Balm

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Support butterflies and beneficial pollinators with the quality blooms bourne on easy-care native cultivar Pardon My Cerise Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Cerise' PP# 29,234). These compact, sturdy perennials are liberally covered with large flowers in that showy deep to vivid reddish-pink hue designers and decorators call cerise.

You'll be thrilled with the flowering performance of this densely-branched, petite plant...and so will local pollinator populations. There's plenty of nectar in these dark, cherry-pink flowers, which are self-cleaning and feature a wonderfully spicy scent.

Planting and Application:

Fragrant green foliage is touched with a hint of greyed purple for a calm, restful tone in your garden design. The disease-resistant leaves stay blissfully free of powdery mildew.

  • Always allow Monarda room to reach the Mature Spread listed in the Plant Highlights. You'll love every inch of their pretty posies each summer!
  • Use near the front of your mixed garden beds and borders. They'll happily create a soft fill for a lush look.
  • Outdoor entertainment areas deserve a flamboyant accent like Pardon My Cerise Bee Balm. Keep them as "Fillers" in oversized patio containers; then style your outdoor throw cushions to match!
  • Because Monarda grows in dappled sunlight...why not give them a starring role along a path at the edge of a woodland? Each step will be a visual adventure with Pardon My Cerise lighting up your footsteps!
  • If you grow your own food, you'll want to plant this Bee Balm nearby. Entice all the pollinators to come visit your blooming fruiting plants to help you achieve bumper harvests!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

This North American native, nectar-rich resource is great for honey bees, but deer tend to leave it alone. We do recommend the use of repellent spray on the day you plant and reapplication according to the label instructions.

  • Plant in rich, well-drained soil where they will get at least four hours of sunlight a day (the more sun,the better!) Provide a consistent amount of water for best results.
  • Add life-long support simply by using symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole. .
  • Plan to cut as many flowers as you would like for indoor flower arrangements. In early spring, trim the dried foliage back to the ground for a fresh start to the growing season.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pardon My Cerise Bee Balm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Cerise'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 14 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 10 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners, Inc -, Walters Gardens, Inc -