Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'


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Marshalls Delight is a long-blooming beebalm that grows 2' to 3' tall and about 1' to 2' wide. As part of an evaluation of beebalms held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Marshalls Delight was found to have a good habit with 2-3 inch blossoms covering 60-80% of the plant for about 6 weeks. It had good mildew resistance and was resistant to winter injury. Overall it received a very positive evaluation for planting in the Chicagoland area.

Marshalls Delight grows in sunny or partially shady areas and prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. If you gently rub your finger across the leaf, you'll be pleasantly surprised by its fragrance. Bright pompoms of clear pink flowers begin blooming in early summer, and removing faded flowers will extend flowering. Beebalm is great for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. It's easy to grow and adds a lot of color to your border. Cut back at the end of the summer to minimize powdery mildew.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9