Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'
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Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'

bee balm

  family lamiaceae 
  genus monarda 

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Genus  Monarda Species  didyma Variety  Cultivar  Cambridge Scarlet Common names  bee balm Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11791 Data source  HtZn p143
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet' is a butterfly attractor. Bee balm has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. Beekeepers can use this plant to attract bees. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This species needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in loamy soils. Full sun to light shade is needed for this species to do its best. It likes dry to moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities  Attracts bees Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet' is a perennial. Flowers: Bee balm has tiny tubular flowers in clusters at tips of square stems. The blossoms are usually a scarlet color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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