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Monarda didyma Aquarius

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 30" (Plant 14-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Pleasing bright lavender-pink flowers that appear somewhat shaggy. Later to bloom, they help extend the season. Clean strong, aromatic foliage is mildew resistant. Monarda Aquarius pairs nicely with Achillea, Perovskia and Echinacea.

Features to Note:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Monarda General Information:

Monarda are very attractive to Bees and Hummingbirds. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All these varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance, but if plants are stressed by drying out, spraying for powdery mildew can be necessary.

Monarda Plant Care:

Prefers moist, compost-rich soil. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves.

$7.95 ea.
(3+) $7.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: MOAQ