The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

Stop the presses, throw all of your preconceived notions about the Monarda or bee balm out the door. I swear I have had marigolds taller than these new Monardas. I have more flowers now on my Monardas than I normally get from an entire season’s bloom. I am talking about the Leading Lady series.

First know that 2021 is the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Monarda. Whether you are talking Monarda didyma, Monarda fistulosa or Monarda punctata they are all US Natives. That means these new hybrids coming to us from Proven Winners are native DNA.

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