Red Beebalm

Monarda didyma

A popular garden perennial, Red Beebalm (Monarda didyma) holds a special place in the midsummer color scheme with its bright scarlet flowers. As the name suggests it is favored by pollinators, and is highly attractive to …

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Plants
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
35930-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Red
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 18"
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Pollinators, Hummingbirds

A popular garden perennial, Red Beebalm (Monarda didyma) holds a special place in the midsummer color scheme with its bright scarlet flowers. As the name suggests it is favored by pollinators, and is highly attractive to hummingbirds as well. Native to the Appalachian Mountains, Monarda Didyma grows well in zones 4-7, and does best in a rich soil with plenty of organic matter to help provide moisture during the heat of summer. Other common names include Oswego Tea and Scarlet Beebalm.