dry, moist, wet
average, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ is a compact beebalm cultivar that typically grows to only 12-15” tall with an oval to rounded habit. Tubular, two-lipped, lavender-rose flowers are borne in dense, globular, terminal heads atop stiff square stems clad with serrate, shiny, ovate-lanceolate, dark green leaves (to 2” long). Long summer bloom period (July-August in St. Louis). Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, particularly when massed. Flowers, stems and leaves are aromatic." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
'Petite Delight' is very easy to grow in any type of soil, and in full sun to part shade. Established plants are fairly drought resistant, and can also tolerate wet winter conditions. This cultivar is has proven to have good resistance to powdery mildew, and spreads less aggressively than the straight species. Dividing the clumps every 2 to 3 years will keep the plants healthy.
'Petite Delight' was bred by Lynn Collicutt of the Morden Research Station in Morden, which is under the purview of the Canadian government.
U.S. Plant Patent #10,784 issued February 9, 1999.