Bee Balm - Gardenview Scarlet
The Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet', Monarda didyma, also known as Bee Balm, Bergamont, Horsemint, Oswego Tea, is a clump-forming perennial that has tubular, two-lipped, red rose flowers with dark green aromatic foliage.
'Gardenview Scarlet' stands at 3' high and has a plant spread of 24-30" and blooms from July to August. If deadheaded, (remove old flowers from plant) longer bloom times will be encouraged.
Monarda needs to be planted in full sun, but will tolerate afternoon shade.
Grandview Scarlet is 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, and herb garden or along ponds or streams.
* Long bloom period!
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||24 - 30 inches|
|Soil||Normal, Sandy, Clay|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun|