Raspberry Wine Bee Balm

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1160

The Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’, Monarda didyma, also known as Bee Balm, Bergamont, Horsemint, Oswego Tea, is a clump-forming perennial that has tubular, two-lipped, raspberry flowers with dark green aromatic foliage.

‘Raspberry Wine’ stands at 36’ high and has a plant spread of 24-36” and blooms from July to August. If deadheaded, (removal of dead flowers from plant) longer bloom times will be encouraged.

Monarda needs to be planted in full sun, but will tolerate afternoon shade.

Raspberry Wines are best grown in rich soil in a well-drained area, not being allowed to dry out. The leaves of Monarda can be used for teas and in salads.

Attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, particularly when massed, Monarda provides color and contrast for the perennial border, wild garden, meadow, herb garden or along ponds or streams.

This plant prefers neutral to alkaline soils.

* Long bloom period!

 

 

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Raspberry Wine Bee Balm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'
Foliage Deep Green
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 28 inches
Soil Type Normal, Sandy, Clay
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast