Bloomed all summer long and the blooms stayed bright and intact until the frost. I can't begin to describe the intoxicating smell of this plant I have to use all my will-power to not take a sniff every time I walk past it. The bees loved it almost as much as me.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of dark cherry pink flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 18 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:10 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Dark cherry pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:ConsistentSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Best used in landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. This hardy selection is mildew resistant.Fun Facts:
Growing monarda near tomatoes in the garden is said to improve the health and flavor of the tomatoes.
Monarda is the natural source of the antiseptic Thymol, the primary active ingredient in some kinds of mouthwash.
Monarda didyma has a long his-tory of being used by some tribes of Native Americans as a medicinal plant to cure skin infections, minor wounds and even excessive cases of gas.'Pardon My Cerise' Monarda didyma USPP 29,234, Can PBRAF
Farah, Ontario, Canada, 2 weeks ago