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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!
Genus Monarda
Species didyma
Variety 'Pardon My Pink'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 10 in - 12 in
PlantWidth 8 in - 10 in
BloomSize 2.5 in - 3 in
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 Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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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