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Monarda Didyma

Botanical Name:

Monarda didyma

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rich, moist, acid soils. Juglone tolerant.
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Edible, Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Flower

The scarlet flowers are in a compact rounded 2-4 inch head, usually single and terminal. Each flower head is subtended by a whorl of showy, red-tinged, leafy bracts. Flowers are zygomorphic and are borne in 1-2 whorls. Flowers are 13-15 veined, have 5 teeth, and the corolla is narrowly tubular. Lobes of flowers are 2-lipped, erect and spreading. The upper lobe is longer than the lower lobe. Blooms from July to September., Flowers in 2 to 4 inch clusters, Will bloom from midsummer to fall in its natural montane and Northeastern habitat. In the Southeast, blooms from late spring to early summer.

Fruit

Ovoid nutlets display from September to October., Brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Valued for its bright flowers and minty aroma

Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

Monarda

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