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Plant Varieties

Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.

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raspberry wine bee balm has fragrant foliage
Photo 6 of 11This spreading upright perennial has fragrant foliage and scarlet to pink flowers in summer.

Raspberry Wine Bee Balm (6 of 11)

Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine' – Raspberry Wine Bee Balm
Spreading upright perennial with fragrant foliage and scarlet to pink flowers in summer
Plant in full sun; divide in spring every few years
Plant in rich, well-drained soil; fertilize in spring
Susceptible to powdery mildew in moist or shady locations; remove infected foliage
Height: 2-4 feet Width: 2 feet, spreading
Hardy in zones (3)4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring; plants are marginally hardy in this zone, but will probably survive with protection or snow cover.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

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