Bee Balm, Beebalm
Monarda 'Petite Wonder'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Cultivar: Petite Wonder



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Park Ridge, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Logansport, Louisiana

Pembroke, Massachusetts

Greenfield, New Hampshire

Cincinnati, Ohio

Maumee, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Butler, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Bellingham, Washington

Appleton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 13, 2007, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 4b) wrote:

Doesn't seem to be a strong grower. Also, if this plant is resistant to powdery mildew, I can't imagine what normal beebalm would look like on my property! Last year it was covered in mildew. This year has been better, but we haven't had too many hot and humid days yet.


On Jun 19, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

A true dwarf non-invasive Monarda.
Extremely fragrant.
On a hot day from 3' the foliage smells slightly lemony.
Up close or crushed smells very much like regular tea.

The flowers are very clear true pink.
Not at all hot but more soothing in tone.
None of the magenta shown in 'Petite Delight'.

So far very resistant to mildew,
our bane w/ full sized Monarda here.

I would ramp up the height to 12-18" though as ours is now 16" in June.