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Monarda didyma 'Grand Parade'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Species: didyma (DID-ee-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grand Parade
Additional cultivar information: (aka Acade)

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Aphthona On Oct 8, 2013, Aphthona from Fargo, ND (Zone 4b) wrote:

Very short-lived in Fargo, ND. Good thing I didn't wait another year to take the picture.

Positive BUFFY690 On Jun 6, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted this plant to attract bees to my pepper plants. I also just love the fact that it will be there for a couple of years, with minimal care.

Positive plantmover On Jun 16, 2009, plantmover from Hampton Roads, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Remains in a nice clump and performing well in half sun.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hinesville, Georgia
Washington, Illinois
Albertville, Minnesota
Lima, Ohio
Tyler, Texas
Newport News, Virginia

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