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Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine'

Also called Bergamot


Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine' - Bee Balm - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine'

  • Whorls of small, tubular flowers are backed by leafy, red bracts
  • Raspberry-red flowers appear on square stems just above foliage
  • Buds emerge and have the appearance of raspberries
  • Dark green, toothed, lance to oval-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
  • Foliage has a minty scent when crushed
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Bloom Time: July to August

Zone:

4

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

60-75 cm

Colour:

Red
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Bee Balm Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to moist soil, in full sun, however, it is tolerant of partially shady locations. Powdery mildew is a common, fungal problem for monarda, although some cultivars are more resistant. All monarda should be planted in open areas that receive good, air circulation and keep a consistently moist soil, to help prevent mildew problems. Mature clumps should be thinned out. 


Monarda x 'Raspberry Wine' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)