Scarlet Sweet Bergamot

Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Scarlet Sweet Bergamot - Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Common Name: Scarlet Sweet Bergamot
Genus: Monarda
Species: didyma
Cultivar: 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Named after N. Monardez, a botanist from Seville.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

The leaves of this clump forming herbaceous perennial are sometimes used to make tea. The leaves are mid to dark green and fragrant. Monarda didyma ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ has hooded, bright red flowers from midsummer and into autumn. This plant would be a good choice for a wildlife garden because the flowers attract butterflies and bees.

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