Summer to autumn, the intense, scarlet red blooms crowd and jostle for attention over the foliage.
These shaggy blooms massing together are a sight to behold. They open in profusion summer to autumn and are quite attractive to gardeners, birds, butterflies and bees. Each flower head is around 5cm across.
Even after the petals have fallen, the seed heads can remain a feature into winter. A nice plant to combine with ornamental grasses, or for use in a cottage bed.
Monarda ‘Gardenview Scarlet’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know it is easy care and reliable.
The leaves are deep green and have a delicious mint fragrance and are used in teas and for some medicinal purposes.
These cultivars have good mildew resistance. For best results, grow Monarda in moist, humus rich soils in a sunny position. Keep it moist in active growth and dead head flowers regularly to extend the bloom season. Mulch in summer to help with water retention.
Monarda are good plants for the back of borders. They are commonly known as Bergamot and Beebalm and are members of the Mint family.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade