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Located in Blackburn Hamlet Since 1911
2832 Innes Road,
Ottawa, ON

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Monarda 'Leading Lady Orchid'

Monarda 'Leading Lady Orchid'

Price (excl. tax)
HST (13%)
Price (incl. tax)

Common Name: Bee Balm
Flower: Pink
Container: 3 quart

28 in
14 in
Image Credit:
Walters Gardens
Hardiness Zone:
Zone 4
Sun Exposure:
sun to part shade
Bloom Time:
early to mid summer

Bee Balm typically bloom in midsummer, but 'Leading Lady Orchid' leads the way in early summer, flowering earlier and forming a more compact clump than other Bee Balm. This variety typically blooms from early summer (first week of June in Michigan) into midsummer and grows just a foot tall.

'Leading Lady Orchid' has densely branched, dark green, somewhat glossy foliage and is topped with orchid pink blossoms and lighter pink interiors providing a bicolor effect. A fine mist of fuchsia spots appears on the open petals.

'Leading Lady Orchid' is well-behaved in the garden, it stays where you plant it and doesn't run around. The blossoms have sweet nectar that is highly attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and honeybees and the aromatic foliage is naturally deer resistant.