Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'
Purple-pink tubular florets surround the flower head. Extremely showy! A must for the avid butterfly gardener. Claire Grace is the best Monarda for drier spots. The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A mildew resistant improved variety. Road salt tolerant.
Monarda General Information
Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.
Monarda Plant Care
Easy to grow. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will further help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves and possible late fall rebloom.
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs
Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds