Monarda didyma

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 Monarda didyma subsp. var.  bee balm, oswego tea, horsemint
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
cm1m 20cm
Height: cm to 1 m
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
Water: moderate
Features: fragrance, edible
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USDA Zones: to
Sunset Zones: 2-11, 14-17, 30-41
Flower features:
Lamiaceae > Monarda didyma var. ,

This plant provides flavor and scent with its leaves and flowers. The Earl Grey tea is scented with this plant.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Monarda didyma Linn (M. Kalmiana, Pursh. M. coccinea, Hort.). Oswego Tea. Bee-balm. Fragrant Balm. St. acutely 4-angled: lvs. thin, ovate- lanceolate, acuminate. Vars. alba and rosea, Hort., are offered, but the latter should be compared with the next species. In 1893 John Saul advertised M. Kalmiana as if horticulturally distinct, calling it the finest of monardas. Var. salmonea, Perry. Large heads of delicate shade of salmon-pink.—Suited to moister positions than the others.

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Pests and diseases

Very sensitive to mold. Do not overwater.


Scarlet colored: 'Adam' Pink colored: 'Croftway Pink', 'Granite Pink', 'Marshall's Delight', 'Snow White' Dark red colored: 'Mahogany', 'Cambridge Scarlet' 'Violet Queen'


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