Monarda 'Petite Delight' PP10784

Monarda 'Petite Delight' Bee Balm

Common Name: Bee Balm, Bergamot

From the breeding program at the Morden Research Station. This was the first dwarf monarda with mildew resistant foliage to be introduced to the trade. Lavender-rose flowers top the stout, square stems of this monarda from midsummer to early fall. They are enhanced by the lush dark green, crinkled foliage which forms a compact mound.

'Petite Delight' PP10784 was selected from the Chicago Botanic Garden's Plant Evaluation Program as an outstanding perennial for Midwest gardens.

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.