Easily grownwith unusually shaped flower-heads.
Monarda is an excellent border plant, but to avoid mistakes it is essential to know the colours of the various forms.
Well-manured garden soil, definitely not too dry.
By division in spring.
Monarda didyma: Height 50-90 cm; flowering season mid summer to early autumn. Bothand bracts are scarlet.
Monarda fistulosa: Height 70-100 cm; flowering season mid summer to early autumn; purple flower-heads. Likes dry soil.
Monarda hybrids: Height 60-90 cm, and the most important group. ‘Adam’, cyclamen red; ‘Cambridge Scarlet’, scarlet; ‘Croftway Pink’, soft pink; ‘Mahogany’, mahogany red; ‘Melissa’, soft pink; ‘Prairie Night’, purple.