Monarda didyma

Didyma Beebalm

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.
Monarda didyma, Didyma Beebalm
A heavily mint-scented perennial, its whorls of scarlet flowers are surrounded by red-tinted petal-like leaves. Blooms through summer on 2 to 3-foot tall plant with stiff leafy stalks.

Attributes - Monarda didyma

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Cut Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.

Related Plants

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet', Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet', Monarda didyma 'Croftway Pink', Monarda didyma 'Donnerwolke', Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight', Monarda didyma 'Panorama', Monarda didyma 'Snow White'
 
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