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PlantFiles: Bee Balm, Beebalm
Monarda 'Petite Wonder'

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

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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:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Meig On Jul 13, 2007, Meig from Far Northwest 'burbs, IL (Zone 5a) 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.

Positive henryr10 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.


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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