Grand Parade Bee Balm (Monarda dydyma ‘ACrade’)

Grand Parade Bee Balm

Grand Parade Bee Balm, Monarda dydyma ‘ACrade’, is an exceptionally hardy hybrid from the Morden Breeding Program in Manitoba.

In mid-late summer, the compact, bushy plants are covered with whimsical, 2.5″ lavender-purple flowers.

The shiny, dark green foliage has a delightful fragrance of mint that deer dislike.

Monarda ‘Grand Parade™’ exhibits very good mildew resistance! It is best grown in rich soil in a well-drained area, and not allowed to dry out.

The leaves of Monarda can be used for teas and in salads, and hummingbirds and butterflies cannot resist the sweet nectar of these fragrant flowers!

This ‘Grand Parade™’ Monarda is a short and easy to manage plant. Perfect for filling holes in any garden, planter container or perennial bed.

Being an outstanding performer, it will provide color and contrast for the garden border, wild garden, meadow, and herb garden, or along ponds or streams, particularly when massed!

  • Unique Purple Blooms
  • Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Compact and Hardy

Grand Parade Bee Balm (Monarda dydyma ‘ACrade’) Details

Common name Grand Parade Bee Balm
Botanical name Monarda dydyma 'ACrade'
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 13 - 16 inches
Width 16 - 20 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil condition Widely adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Lavender
Leaf color Green