Monarda 'Mahogany'

Bee Balm

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Unique maroon-purple flowers over fragrant light green foliage.
Plants can be used to make tea.

Height

30-36 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

The genus name honors Spanish botanist and physician Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588).

Bloom Time

June-July

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist soil and will spread quickly. The best solution for dealing with mildew on these is to plant something shorter in front to hide the foliage, but leave room for good air circulation.

When to Divide

spring or fall every 2 to 3 years

Good Companions

Monkshood (Aconitum fischeri), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Globe Flower (Trollius chinensis), False Indigo (Baptisia )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Culinary
Fragrant
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
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