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Monarda didyma

Also called Oswego Tea, Bergamot


More About Monarda didyma

  • Tubular, two-lipped, bright scarlet-red blooms
  • Coarse, clump forming perennial
  • Deep green leaves have a minty fragrance when crushed
  • Bloom Time: July to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

The leaves can be used for tea.

Zone:

4

Height:

60-125 cm

Spread:

60-100 cm

Colour:

Scarlet
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A showy perennial with clusters of bright red, tubular flowers which are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.  


Monarda didyma Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging