Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’
Bergamot ‘Cambridge Scarlet’, Bee balm ‘Cambridge Scarlet’, Beebalm ‘Cambridge Scarlet’, Oswego tea ‘Cambridge Scarlet’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Cambridge Scarlet’ _ ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with lance-shaped, pointed, toothed, aromatic, dark green leaves, often flushed bronze, and erect stems bearing dense, whorled clusters of tubular, two-lipped, scarlet flowers in summer.
Leaves are aromatic.
Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Upright
Scarlet in Summer; Scarlet in Autumn
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Deadhead regularly. Cut to the base in autumn.
Divide every three years.
Division, Basal cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ (Bergamot ‘Cambridge Scarlet’) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Prairie planting, Wildlife
Plant in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Do not allow to dry out in summer. Protect from winter wet.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West