Monarda didyma - Pink Lace Bee balm

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Pink Lace Beebalm
Monarda didyma

Bee balm has long been a garden favorite and this dwarf variety is no exception. Dark red stems hold up the large, bright pink blossoms to the delight of hummingbirds and butterflies. Perfect for the front of the border and for gardens with limited space. Fragrant foliage and edible flowers add to its interest. Resistant to deer, rabbits, black walnut and powdery mildew.  

  • Full, compact plants provide a pop of vibrant color
  • Hummingbird and butterfly magnate!
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Fragrant foliage and edible flowers
  • Good resistance to powdery mildew
  • May be grown under black walnut

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


The common name beebalm comes from the old practice of using crushed leaves to soothe bee stings. The leaves were also used by Oswego Indians and early settlers as tea. Hence the other common name, Oswego tea.





Mature Size: 12-15"T x 16-18"W

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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