Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Scarlet Bee Balm

Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma "Mahogony"
is one of those versatile perennials 
we really seek out at the Nursery.
Frosted seed heads in Winter
  • Flaming blossoms atop tall strong stems
  • scented foliage
  • seemingly rabbit and wallaby proof once established
  • Winter prune with a brushcutter
  • Full sun and moist to well drained soil
  • edible flowers
  • edible foliage
  • bee attractant

It does have a bad reputation for being prolific in its growth
so we treat it mean at the Farm growing it in poor soil
to contain its enthusiastic growth

Perfect for the new gardener as it is very forgiving of mis-adventures

Scarlet Bee Balm in Summer

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