Petite Delight Beebalm (Monarda didyma)
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Overview: Monarda 'Petite Delight' is a compact, clump-forming perennial. It is smaller than many other Monarda varieties, typically reaching a height of around 10-12 inches, with a similar spread. The large, rose-colored flowers appear from mid to late summer, sitting atop square stems. It is part of the mint family, giving its leaves a minty aroma when crushed. It is resistant to powdery mildew and attracts pollinators with its nectar.
Care: The plant prefers rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. It does well in full sun to partial shade conditions. Deadheading can prolong blooming. Propagate by dividing the roots every 2-3 years, taking stem cuttings in the spring or early summer, or by seed.
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