Scarlet Bee Balm

Monarda didyma



A square stemmed perennial with rosettes of red flowers in terminal whorls. Special value to bumble bees and honey bees. 2 to 3 feet tall. Blooms during summer months for 6 weeks. Prefers wet meadows and moist open woods.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Oswego Tea, Red Bergamot
Plant Family:Lamiaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Bloom Time:May to October
Global and State Rank:S2, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist
Soil pH:Neutral, Slightly Acidic, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist

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