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Monarda didyma

Beebalm

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
2-4'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping, Stalks
Flower
Perennial

Scarlet beebalm, Oswego tea, Red bergamot

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Acidic
Soil Preference
Rich, Hummusy
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist open woods, mountains, meadows, stream banks
Ohio to New Jersey to Georgia
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil, Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil, Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Powdery mildew, space far apart
COMPANION PLANTS
Big bluestem,Black eyed susan,Dense blazing star,Little bluestem
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Fragrant

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