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Monarda bradburiana

Eastern Beebalm
Monarda bradburiana
Monarda bradburiana

Showy rounded clusters of soft pink to white flowers with purple spots, on strong stems, over a clump of gray-green aromatic foliage; tolerates drought and infertile, rocky soils; great for massing along borders; mildew resistant

Ornamental Features

Eastern Beebalm has masses of beautiful clusters of fragrant shell pink pincushion flowers with white overtones and purple spots at the ends of the stems from mid to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Eastern Beebalm will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade







24 inches


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