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Bee Balm Petite Delight

Dwarf Petite Delight grows only to 12-16, but has large rosy pink flowers, deep green leaves. (Monarda)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-16" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 12-16" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" 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 Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy 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 Canada No
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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.

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Very small, expected better


from Harrisburg, PA

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  • It's Not Dead


  • Doubt It Will Bloom Now
  • Small In Size

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    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Petite Delight:

    This plant arrived alive...and very, very small. I have to say this is my first time ordering plants online, but I truly expected to receive plants that looked like they were thriving. I have a very small garden, so I wanted something bright with many flowers, but I highly doubt this will bloom this year. See for yourself in the photograph-- it's the plant on the far right.

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    • Personal

    Product okay, a little small.


    from New Jersey


    • Color is beautiful


    • Only one plant flowered
    • Plants Are Small

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    • Plants Need Years To Grow

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Petite Delight:

    Liked the flowers. Only 1 plant bloomed. It will take another year for them to really take off.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    perfect for my purposes i


    from Stockton, CA

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    • Good Value


    • Slow To Take Off

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    • Sunny Spot

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Petite Delight:

    Used in a narrow sun-filled border so size important. It provides a lovely pop of color but not a fast grower.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Pretty and Well Behaved


    from Allegany, NY


    • Mounding
    • Nice Color Flower


    • Flowers don't last long

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      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Petite Delight:

      I put this next to red monarda that spreads and the red monarda, which is taller, is taking over this plant. Petite Delight does not spread like other monarda. I've had this plant for 2 years and it has gotten bigger but I will move it somewhere that it can be seen around its neighbors. (I'm in zone 4)

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

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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