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An Improvement in Every Way over Older Cultivars
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Pardon My Pink Bee Balm

1-Quart
Item # 32346
$14.95
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Farewell, Powdery Mildew!

Fragrant, floriferous, and simply beautiful!
Plant Patent Applied For

Bee Balm comes of age with this new compact, well-branched, very heavy-blooming series that demonstrates terrific resistance to powdery mildew! The Pardon Me series of true-pink and fuchsia-purple Monarda is an improvement in every way over previous cultivars, and we are delighted to make it available to you this season.

'Pardon My Pink' sets full-size flowers on ultra-compact plants. Measuring 2½ to 3 inches wide, these brilliant pink blooms are magnets for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The blooms begin in midsummer and continue through the remainder of the season, topping the handsome, healthy dark green foliage on neat little plants just 10 to 12 inches high and not quite as wide. What a change from the rangy, mildew-prone native species!

'Pardon My Pink' has a compact, very well-branched habit, with shorter and more abundant stems filled with deep green leaves. No matter how humid or rainy your climate is, this plant will look as good in late August as it did in June! The bright flowers complement the foliage marvelously, adding a vibrant new shade to Monarda's color palette.

Introduced by our friends at Walters Gardens, 'Pardon My Pink' is a must-have for the shady to partly shady perennial border, cottage garden, or meadow. Fragrant and very easy to grow, it is a delightful presence in any moist, well-drained soil. Do not let it dry out, and it will repay you with years of beauty! Zones 4-9.

Genus Monarda
Species didyma
Variety 'Pardon My Pink'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Herbs, Hummingbird Lovers, Native
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Outdoor
Restrictions Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
A sweet little plant
Like flowers that aren't finicky. from DE wrote (July 01, 2013):
I bought this because other monarda do will here in Delaware. It is a sweet little plant but sturdy and compact with bright pink flowers that are more dainty than the standard shaggy-petalled red monarda. I planted it in front of taller coneflowers which shade it and make a poor combination due to the extreme height difference. I'm going to move it to a walkway where it will be better enjoyed yet still in part shade and amongst friends of closer height.
Never disappointed
SHARON from SD wrote (March 22, 2013):
Never disappointed in quality, service, and selection, always a trusted company to depend upon year after year.

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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).