Monarda didyma Raspberry Wine

Raspberry Wine Bee Balm

36-48" tall x 18" wide. Raspberry Wine blooms with wine-red flowers in mid-summer. An uncommon variety it is highly attractive to hummingbirds and has good vigor in the garden.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Edible
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height36-48" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014649

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$9.99
Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
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36-48" tall x 18" wide. Nothing is more spectacular than a Monarda in full bloom. 'Raspberry Wine' with its clear, wine red flowers delivers on that promise. A midsummer bloomer, the red flowers unfurl from raspberry colored buds. This uncommon selection is a tried and true performer with excellent mildew resistance and good vigor. (cutting propagated)
More Information
SKUHC014649
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Raspberry Wine Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda didyma Raspberry Wine
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Purple
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Edible, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Monarda) is a showy and vigorous old-fashioned garden perennial that blooms in summer. Bee Balm is, as the name suggests, “bee friendly,” deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The varieties we carry are highly resistant to powdery mildew.

  • Plant Bee Balm in full sun (or part shade in hot summer climates).
  • This plant enjoys moist and fertile garden soil.
  • Mulch and water regularly. Water Bee Balm if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Fertilize once annually in fall or spring with a top dressing mixture of Yum Yum Mix and compost.
  • Divide the plants in fall every few years to keep them vigorous.

If you have particularly challenging gardening conditions (hot humid summers, periodic drought, or cold winters--as low as USDA zone 4), we recommend planting Mondarda fistulosa or Monarda 'Peter's Purple' (USDA zone 6) which grow easily in most soil types, including clay. The cold hardy zone 4 varieties are excellent for fall planting.


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