Raudonoji monarda – Monarda didyma

Raudonoji monarda

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameRaudonoji monarda
Latin plant nameMonarda didyma L.
English plant nameBee Balm
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 30 to 40
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very tall – 81 cm and over
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • violet
Blooming time
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division, cuttings. Hybrids do not mature seeds. Scrub is divided in early Spring and Autumn. It is recommended to propagate in Spring. Scrub can be divided into small parts with 1-2 shoots. The flower is propagated by cuttings in June in hotbeds. Rooting period is about 12 – 16 days. 2000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Seeds are sown in cold beds between March and April. Seeds germinate within 2-3 weeks.

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