Monarda didyma Raspberry Wine

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

Preorder for Spring 2019

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Plant Code: MORW

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 30"
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: Rose
Accent: Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.

Monarda Plant Care

Easy to grow. Prefers a well-drained 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 and possible late fall rebloom.