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Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' (beebalm)

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

beebalm

A White Flower Farm introduction. The buds really do resemble raspberries! Clear wine-red flowers from June through August. Very mildew resistant. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds, but loathed by deer. Also makes an excellent cut flower.

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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

2 Feet

Spacing

12-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

beebalm Interesting Notes

Beebalm's fragrance is intoxicating. After working with or near Beebalm for several hours I have "flash backs" of its' fragrance all day. The more you smell it the more you want to smell it. Like lavender, the scent is spicy and strong. Deer just can't stand it! - www.mydeergarden.com

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average to moist, organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Do not let the soil dry out. Needs good air circulation. Deadhead to prolong flowering season. Has creeping rhizomes that usually form in clumps. Propagated by seed and division every 2-3 years. Best used in mass plantings in perennial gardens, cutting gardens and along streams.

Good Substitutions

beebalm Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
spotted beebalm, dotted horsemint Monarda punctata
wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'
beebalm Monarda 'Petite Delight'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Attributes
Edible
Propagation Type
Vegetative