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Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'
Description

Bee Blam 'Raspberry Wine' is a herbaceous perennial wildflower in the Lamiaceae family. The raspberry red blooms are a favorite of hummingbirds, butterflies and bees and appear in July and August. The leaves of this monarda have better powdery mildew resistance but keep the soil moist and give it good air circulation to help prevent the problem.

It is not too picky about the soil type as long as it is well-drained and moisture-retentive. Plant in full sun to partial shade and give it room to spread. Plants can be divided as need in the spring to maintain size.

This is a very showy plant for the border, pollinator garden, native garden or other moist sites. They can also be grown in containers.

Insect Pests, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: In general, the biggest problems are foliar diseases/ fungal leaf diseases, rust, and powdery mildew (however, Monarda 'Raspberry Wine' is much less susceptible to powdery mildew than other cultivars).

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#red#butterflies#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#rain garden#container plant#red flowers#fragrant leaves#native perennial#cut flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#clay soil#black walnut#wet sites#herb garden#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#fragrant flower#streams#ponds#herbaceous perennial#woodland#borders#late spring flowers#NC Native Pollinator Plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#red#butterflies#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#rain garden#container plant#red flowers#fragrant leaves#native perennial#cut flowers#cottage garden#rabbit resistant#clay soil#black walnut#wet sites#herb garden#NC native#summer flowers#deer resistant#fragrant flower#streams#ponds#herbaceous perennial#woodland#borders#late spring flowers#NC Native Pollinator Plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Monarda
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Leaves were used to help with bee stings
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Leaves can be used in teas
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The globular flower heads are a dense cluster of small tubular 2 lipped flowers that give the appearance of a mop head. They are fragrant, showy and a raspberry red color. Bloom time is July and August.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The fragrant, minty leaves are 3-6 inches long and ovate to ovate-lanceolate in shape. They are simple, opposite and margins are serrated.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
    Stem Description:
    upright and square stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Wet Soil