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Monarda didyma Colrain Red

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 36" (Plant 14-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
An excellent red, mildew resistant Monarda, not so tall at 36". The vibrant red colored flowers of Colrain Red are absolutely captivating. The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. Aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed. A carefree strong grower. Exquisite when paired with Achillea or Russian sage.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Web Exclusive
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

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.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Spring 2016
Plant Code: MOCR