Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' has brilliant red flowers on tall stems perfect for the back or middle of the border.
The brilliant red flowers of 'Gardenview Scarlet' bergamot are held in tufted clusters at the top of stems usually to three to four feet, though sometimes taller in rich soils or shadier sites. The foliage is fragrant and used for tea. Long-flowering and an excellent cut flower. Monarda didyma is native to eastern North America, is easy to grow and multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is in teas.
Common Name: Bergamont
Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Moist soils in rich woods, thickets and bottom lands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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