Vivid magenta-purple blossoms with dark purple-black bracts. A fine mist of dark purple spots appears on the open petals of Monarda 'Leading Lady Plum'. Flowers earlier and forms a more petite clump than other Bee Balm. Blooms from early summer into midsummer. After the first flush of flowers is passing full bloom, a secondary flush blooms above them, to extend the color show. Stays where planted; forms a wide clump. A Proven Winners® selection.
Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is native to eastern North America. Very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed. Grow Monarda in the middle or front of a border, in cottage gardens, and containers.