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Marshall's Delight Bee Balm is a hot pink hummingbird favorite and makes a huge show in the garden at 3 ft. (Monarda)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 34-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 10MON

Plant Information

About the Monardas This is a hybrid of the famous American wildflower with the bright red crown-shaped flowers, a description of the large scarlet blooms everyone and every hummingbird loves.

There are other species, but our famous Monarda or Bee Balm is native from the far north all the way south to Georgia, it was first discovered by world famous plant explorer John Bartram during the colonial era. Since its a member of the mint family with fragrant foliage, Bee Balm was always a medicinal plant of the native Americans, and today adds wonderful color to perennial gardens and wildflower meadows. Its a strong-growing perennial that likes moisture, and will grow in sun or partial shade.

As with all Bee Balms, the bloom begins in mid-summer, and if you cut off spent flowers for about three weeks, you'll extend the blooming into fall.

SKU 10MON
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 34-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBee Balm Marshall's Delight
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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5.0

Love it!

By 

from St. Paul Indiana

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

    I planted a huge perennial garden in 2014. My first garden ever. I ordered this plant and it arrived and it was small but it tripled in size within two months. I have given so much of it away in two years and still have tons. One of my very favorite in my garden!!

     
    2.0

    No blooms this year

    By 

    from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

    The plant grew nicely, but I didn't get any buds or blooms. Maybe next year.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    spreading

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

    It was a tiny thing when it arrived but it survived our wicked summer and is spreading like I wanted. No blooms this year but I have high hopes for next!

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Unreliable.

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Barely Survived

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease
    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

    This variety was not hardy for me in Pacific Northwest. Described as a mildew resistant variety, it suffered from powdery mildew early in the season despite the fact that we had an extremely dry, non-humid summer. Did not bloom this first season. Initially the first shipment was puny and failed to survive. The no hassle replacement order was shipped from a different location...plants were bigger and hardy. But even so, the plant did not live up to expectations. I have grown different varieties of this plant with great success in the past.

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    5.0

    Pretty

    By 

    from West Virginia

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Big Flowers
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

      We!ve had a cloudy and rainy summer so far in WV but the plants are doing quite well. They started blooming early July.

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      2.0

      Small plant

      By 

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Marshall's Delight:

          The plant was small when it arrived in the spring, so it's not saying much for it to say it doubled in size. It did have one very attractive bloom. Maybe it will grow next year.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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