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Monarda didyma 'Petite Delight'

Petite Delight Bergamot

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Petite Delight Bergamot is a compact native herbaceous perennial with aromatic toothed dark  green foliage.  The fringe-like lavender-rose flowers blooms in whorls at the top of the thick stems all summer and attract bees and butterflies.  Best in full sun and well-drained soil.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Mildew resistant variety. 

Monarda didyma is a native host for several moths, including Gray Marvel and Hermit Sphinx.  The flower nectar also attracts other pollinators, bees, butterflies, and the Ruby-Throated hummingbird.  

Tea of Bergamot leaves is said to aid the body in fighting infection and low fevers. The smell and consumption of Bee Balm may relaxing the spirit.*

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

 Summer, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Root rot can be an issue in poorly-drained soils.  Susceptibility to foliar diseases increase if the soil is allowed to dry.  Watch for rust.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock Gardens, Medicinal Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Trumpet VineConeflowerButterfly Weed

IMAGE: Photo by F. D. RichardsDwarf Pink Monarda

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. 


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