Monarda didyma Cranberry Lace

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2017

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Showy pink-lavender petals form a frilly lace collar that engulfs a dark center. Abundant flowers are held close atop their dense foliage. Shorter stature allows for use in the front of the border or in a container. Excellent mildew resistance.

Attractive burgundy leafy bracts frame the flowers above aromatic gray-green leaves. 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. Patent pending.

Details

Item Code: MOCL
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 1'
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Lavender
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.

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.