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Monarda didyma Cambridge Scarlet

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 30" (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
Brilliant scarlet red tubular florets around frilly starburst heads that perch atop strong upright stems. Shorter at 30". The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A carefree strong grower. Great as a cut flower. Teams well in the border with Liatris and Echinacea.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: MOCS