For such a plant, these Monarda boast large, colourful blossoms and an impressive vigourous growth rate. Gardeners will appreciate its very mildew resistant, glossy green, compact foliage.
Tuck this sweet and petite perennial into the front of your flower border where it will create a colorful edge of fuchsia purple flowers in high summer. Butterflies adore it!
Growing near tomatoes in the garden is said to improve the health and flavour of the tomatoes.
Monarda is the natural source of the antiseptic Thymol, the primary active ingredient in some kinds of mouthwash.
Monarda has a long history of being used by some tribes of Native Americans as a medicinal plant to cure skin infections, minor wounds and even excessive cases of gas.
It is true to say that few groups of plants are worthy of attention by gardeners as they are really less demanding of their skills and time as these. They can be divided into fresh plants in autumn or in early spring when the days are more temperate. One of the favoured plants in North American native gardens.