Monarda, Red (Bee Balm)

Discontinued Item
To be replaced with the native cultivar ‘Judith’s Fancy Fuscia’ – highly mildew resistant, and very attractive to pollinators

See below for the plant description, reviews, and how to purchase our plants.


Red Monarda (also Scarlet Beebalm or Red Bergamot)
Monarda didyma L.

Perennial native plant

Height:  2 to 4 feet

Width:  2  to 3 feet

Flower color:  red

Bloom time:  summer, fall

Light needed:  sun, part sun

Soil needed:  Rich, moist, acid soils.  Juglone (black walnut) tolerant.

Notes:  Member of the mint family, so it spreads quickly but it is fairly easy to control.  It is susceptible to powdery mildew, but some cultivars, such as ‘Jacob Cline’, are somewhat mildew resistant. Reduce mildew by providing good drainage and air circulation.

Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees
Resistant to deer

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Here’s Two Ways to Purchase Our Plants:

Contact Us to place an order for the plants you want, and to arrange a day/time to pick them up in Uptown Christiansburg.  Zoning regulations prevent us from having customers coming to our backyard nursery.

See our Calendar for the dates and locations of our pop up sales, where you can browse our stock of plants in person.

Payment is at time of pick up.  We do not ship plants.  We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.



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