SCARLET BEE BALM (monarda didyma)



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Type: Herbaceous perennial

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

Bloom time: July to August

Bloom description: Red

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Medium

Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies

Tolerate: Rabbit, deer, clay soil, wet soil, black walnut

Best grown in rich, medium to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, humusy soils in full sun, although some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Does best in well-draining conditions, but can tolerate heavier clay. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Divide clumps every 3-4 years to prevent overcrowding and to control spread of the plant. Deadhead flowers immediately after bloom to prevent self-seeding. Spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding to form colonies.

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