Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Monarda didyma 'Red Shades'
Common name   Beebalm
Hardiness Zone   4 to 9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   Moist, well-drained
Flower color   Red
Bloom Time   Mid to Late Summer
Height   3 ft

General Culture:
Best grown in rich, medium wet to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, humusy soils in full sun, although some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
Red Shades features ultra-colorful, frizzy 1 1/4- to 1 3/4-inch blooms and great resistance to Powdery Mildew! Both the flowers and the foliage boast a spicy, summery scent, and each plant bears up to 20 long stems! Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
No serious insect problems. Resistant to mildew, but proper spacing of plants is still recommended.
Provides color and contrast for the perennial border, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow, herb garden, naturalized planting or along ponds or streams. Good plant for attracting hummingbirds to a bird garden.