Scientific Name: Monarda didyma cvs. Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:bee balm Texture:Medium
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), (Head-like), Red, Jul- Aug- Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest, Tall background, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Stems square in c.s.; leaves opposite, serrated, petioles red, scented like bergamot orange; inflorescence a dense globular, terminal verticillaster (head-like with some cvs. superficially like coneflower), outer florets 3-4 cm long.