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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How to Purchase Our Plants:

See our Calendar for the dates and locations of our pop up sales, where you can browse our stock of plants in person. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

Zoning regulations prevent us from having customers coming to our backyard nursery.  We do not ship plants.


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