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Marshal's Delight Monarda Plant

  • - Bee Balm
  • - Height: 16-20 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Marshal's Delight Monarda Plant
Plant Features

Marshal's Delight Bee Balm Plant was chosen by the Chicago Botanical Gardens as being one of the best plants to grow in the Midwest, though its tolerance to salt holds it in good stead in coastal locations. Bearing tons of vividly colored, rosy-pink, frilled blossoms, the hummingbirds, butterflies and honey bees will follow the fragrance right to your garden. Unlike some Bee Balm, Marshal's Delight does not suffer from powdery mildew, leaving you plenty of minty, flavorful leaves with which to decorate salads, steep for tea or use to take the sting out of insect bites, including bees. Monarda does best in moist soils.

Companion Planting: Achillea, Eupatorium, Grasses, Phlox, Salvia

Marshals Delight Monarda Care: Plants should be always kept well-watered. The dried flowers produce a fruit that wild birds enjoy, so don’t cut back the plants back to the ground till late winter or early spring. Early spring is also a good time to apply fertilizer for the year.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 20-26 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Focal Point, Healing and Medicinal
Disease Resistance Powdery Mildew (PM)
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Excellent packaging. The Monarda arrived alive even after the post office miss-sent it to an incorrect location, delaying delivery by an additional 4 days. I am so anxious to see the plant grow and bloom. GrowJoy has always been top-notch about their products and guarantees.

From ann | June 20, 2013