Monarda didyma 'Petite Delight'

Petite Delight Bee Balm

Newly planted

Newly planted

Patents: PP#10784

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Monarda

Parent: Monarda didyma

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: 12 to 15" tall wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Light purple to pink flowers on dwarf plants in summer. Dark green glossy leaves. Deer resistant. Divide every three years in spring. Rabbit and deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Selected from an open-pollination breeding in Manitoba, Canada.

Patent application filed in 1997. Inventors Campbell G. Davidson of Morden, Canada and Lynn M. Collicutt. Patent assigned to "Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister (Ottawa, CA)".

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Nurseries Caroliniana in June 2012 and planted it in the One Of Everything Garden. It lost all the stems after planting, and perhaps some green is now coming from the roots? I potted it up in September 2012 but it did not survive.

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