Pardon My Rose
Proven Winners selection!
No room for the tall, bushy, traditional Bee Balm in your garden? Here is a compact selection that’s easy to tuck into the front of your sunny border and combination containers. Reaching just a little over a foot tall at maturity, this compact selection forms a bushy, well-branched clump of medium green, semi-glossy foliage.
Slightly running, but controlled and refined habit. In midsummer, intense rose pink flowers sit just at the top of the foliage. Though the plant may be smaller, the flowers are the same size as taller selections, measuring a full 2½-3″ across. They add a bright splash of color to the border in high summer.
This selection like all the other ones we carry offer good resistance to powdery mildew, a problem with many older Bee Balms. Just provide good air circulation, sunshine, and plenty of water from time to time and these plants will thrive!
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.
These newer varieties form clumps and mildew resistant.
* Great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies
Full to part sun Bloom June – July