Monarda didyma Cranberry Lace

Bee Balm, Bergamot

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 1' (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 / Accent: Pink / Lavender
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

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.

Features to Note:

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

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: MOCL