Monarda didyma Colrain Red

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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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.

Details

Item Code: MOCR
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium to Tall 36"
Spacing: 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: Red
Accent: Red
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
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • 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.