A lovely new addition with plenty of shaggy, lavender purple flowers. A dwarf variety with nice, fragrant (minty) foliage.
Monarda ‘Grand Parade’ has excellent mildew resistance and strong growth.
For best results grow Monarda in moist, humus rich soils in a sunny position. Keep plants watered in active growth. Regular dead heading of the flowers will extend the bloom season. Monarda are good plants for the back of borders.
Cut back spent flowers and foliage to tidy in winter. Alternatively you can leave the upright stems on display through winter and cut down when they begin to falter.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade