Common Name: Bee Balm, Bergamot
Very large, bright red florets appear in tight clusters atop stocky, square stems from midsummer to fall. This variety is one of the most mildew resistant as reported throughout the United States. It was discovered in Georgia and introduced into the trade by Saul Nursery.
Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.
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
Cottage, Eclectic, Rain Garden
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting
Native to North America