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Monarda didyma Raspberry Wine

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 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: Rose / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Erect stems support uniquely shaped berry red tubular flowers. Large leaves sport wine colored highlights. M. Raspberry Wine color is outstanding, the blossoms are gorgeous and the smell is wonderful! The flower buds resemble raspberries and the leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A carefree strong grower. Exquisite when paired with Achillea or Russian Sage.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • 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.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: MORW