Bee Balm - Raspberry Wine
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!
|Mature Height||24 inches|
|Mature Spread||24 - 28 inches|
|Soil||Normal, Sandy, Clay|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Wine, Red|