Monarda 'SCORPION'

Monarda
Monarda 'SCORPION'
beebalm
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.4-0.6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS purple red
BLOOMING TIME July - August
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Beebalm (monarda) is a summer-flowering plant from North America. There are about 15 species including both perennials and annuals, all of which come mostly from open and dry places like prairies. It belongs to the longest flowering plants of summer and its aromatic leaves would be used as a cheap substitute of bergamot for famous Earl Grey tea. We specialize solely in perennial monardas, mostly monarda didyma and monarda fistulosa and their hybrids.

I am thinking why the breeder called this beebalm Scorpion. Perhaps he experienced an utterly painful stabbing of a true scorpion and all he saw was purple red. This beebalm belongs to the Zodiac series and produces neon purple pink flowers atop almost a meter tall stems from July until August. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, pale green at the base and in the middle, while on the upper parts they are purple flushed. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used in tea and other cold drinks. It looks fantastic in a prairie-type bed accompanied by similar plants with pastel colours and white for enhancement.

Monarda grows reliably in almost any well-drained, medium fertile soil, preferably in full sun. If forms dense clumps and remains healthy unless overwatered – then foliage may be prone to powdery mildew. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 01-07-2020
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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