Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'

  • Blooms Earlier,
  • Compact Habit,
  • Mildew Resistant

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

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Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'

  • Blooms Earlier,
  • Compact Habit,
  • Mildew Resistant

Ships in Spring by USDA Zone

$26.99

Availability: In stock

$17.99

Availability: In stock

(Bee Balm) Enjoy the beauty of Bee Balm earlier with our Leading Lady Series. ‘Leading Lady Plum’ starts the summer off right with its purple magenta blooms. Standing 10-14 inches tall, this compact bloomer forms a tidy clump up to 24″ wide. Unlike other Monardas, ‘Leading Lady Plum’ has dark purple spots dappled on its purple magenta blooms. This repeat bloomer has little to no deadheading required as the secondary cycle of blooms stands just above the spent blooms to extend your garden color. Enjoy watching the flutter of hummingbirds and butterflies as they enjoy the fragrant flowers. ‘Leading Lady Plum’ is also a great source of nectar for the honeybees. If deer are a problem in your garden, no worries, the foliage of ‘Leading Lady Plum’ is scented which is of no interest to the deer. ‘Leading Lady Plum’ Monarda is another great selection to the PROVEN WINNERS® Perennial line.

Monarda hybrid ‘Leading Lady Plum’ PP26,477
Common Name: Bee Balm
Plant Type: Perennial
Brand: PROVEN WINNERS® Perennials
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 10 – 14 Inches
Max Spread: 22 – 28 Inches
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Purple Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Fragrant, Native
Design Use: Border, Container, Massing
Container Design: Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering): Summer, Late Summer
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