|This bushy, 2- to 4-foot-tall plant wears many hats -- from tea herb to cut flower to bee, hummingbird and butterfly treat. Its 4-inch-long leaves' fragrance blends mint and basil. Northern and western gardeners have the greatest success with this moisture-lover. Southern, eastern, and midwestern gardeners must fight mildew. A vigorous spreader, Bee Balm (also known as Horsemint and Oswego Tea), is well-suited to the meadow garden. Cut back after flowering and divide every 2 to 3 years. Sold in containers during the growing season.
Showy scarlet flowers make excellent cut flowers.
Attributes - Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Cut Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.