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Scientific name: Monarda didyma       mo-nar-da   did-i-ma

Common name: Bee-balm, Oswego tea

Design Characteristics

Height  2-3 ft plant habit, flowering
Spread  12-18"
Form  upright
Texture  medium
Flower color  red-pink
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  July-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun - part shade flower cluster
Soil
requirement
 moist, humusy
Propagation
method
 easy to divide
 divide spring or fall
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   susceptible to mildew, particularly when water stressed leaf
Uses  middle of border
 tea
Comments  attracts bees