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Monarda in detail: J – R

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Monarda ‘Jacob Kline’ – Very large deep red flower heads (RHS 45B). A very tall form to height 1.2m. Excellent mildew resistance. Found growing wild in Georgia, US, by plantsman Jean Cline and named for his son. Introduced by Saul Nurseries, Georgia.

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329.1Monarda ‘Kardinal’ – Syn, Monarda ‘Cardinal’. Flowers purple/ red RHS 60C). Height 90cm – 1.2m. Reasonable mildew resistance.  Form selected by Pagels, Germany.

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613.1Monarda ‘Lambada’ – Distinct form with tall spires of flowers arranged in whorls. The flower heads are a mixture of white and pale mauves (in the range of RHS 84 B-D) with dotted markings. Height to 90cm. Tends to be grown as an annual/ HHP. Easily grown from seed.

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379Monarda ‘Lederstrumpf” – Mauve form with height to 90cm.

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114.3Monarda ‘Loddon Crown’ – Flowers purple/ red (RHS 59C) from brown/ red bracts. Height 70 – 90cm. Fairly vigorous. Not mildew resistant.

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Monarda ‘Mahogany’ – Flowers dark red (RHS 46A) from brown-red bracts. Height to 1m.

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164.3Monarda ‘ Marshall’s Delight’ AGM – Flowers pink (RHS 63B). Height to 1m. Excellent mildew resistance. Fairly vigorous. Bred by Morden Research Station, Canada. Not patented.

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556.2Monarda ‘Melissa’ – Flowers soft pink (RHS 75B) from dark purple bracts. Height to 1m. Not mildew resistant.

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 595.2Monarda menthifolia –  Syn. Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia. Common names mint leaved bergamot, Oregano de la Sierra. Flowers lavender –  pink / purple  (mine RHS 85C/D).
Height to 70cm – 1m. Native to western US. Used medicinally. Details in The Plant List.

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458.1Monarda ‘Mohawk’ – Flowers are a soft pink/ purple (RHS 77C)  from burgundy tinged bracts. Height to around 1.2m. Mildew resistant. Form selected by Piet Oudolf.

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468.5Monarda ‘Neon’ – Flowers lilac purple (RHS 76A) dark red bracts. Height to 1.2m. Selected by Piet Oudolf. Mildew resistant.

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428.3Monarda ‘On Parade’ – Flowers purple/ violet (RHS 81B) with darker bracts. Height to 70- 90cm. Good mildew resistance.

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418.1Monarda ‘Othello’ – Flowers purple (RHS 78A) from burgundy bracts. Height 90cm – 1.2m.

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363.1Monarda ‘Ou Charm’ – Or Monarda ‘Oudolf’s Charm’. Pale pink/ mauve flowers (RHS 75C). Dark pink tinged bracts. Height to 90cm. Form selected by Piet Oudolf.

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382Monarda ‘Pardon My Pink‘ – A bushy dwarf form growing to around 30cm high with rich pink flowers (RHS 61B).  Bred by Walters Gardens, Michegan –  parents, ‘Pardon My Purple’ U.S. Plant Pat. No. 22,170, ‘Pink Supreme’ U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,204 and ‘Pink Lace’ U.S. Plant Pat. No. 18,367.  “A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Bee Balm plant, Monarda didyma‘Pardon My Pink’, as herein described and illustrated, with very short compact habit, medium to dark green foliage, numerous medium fuchsia-pink flowers and resistance to powdery mildew especially suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, patio, and for cut flower arrangements.” Source: USPP24244 P2 granted 11.02.14.

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614Monarda ‘Pardon My Purple‘ – With dark fuschsia coloured flowers (RHS 71A), bred by Walters Gardens, Michegan. Height to around 30cm. “ A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Bee Balm, Monarda didyma ‘Pardon My Purple’, as herein described and illustrated, with short compact stems, numerous dark fuchsia flowers and resistance to powdery mildew especially suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, and for cut flower arrangements.” Source: USPP22170 P2 granted 27.09.11.

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475.3Monarda ‘Pawnee’ – Flowers pale lilac pink (RHS 84B)  with green centre. Height 1m – 1.7m. Form selected by Piet Oudolf. Mildew resistant.

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611Monarda pectinata – Common name pony beebalm, Plains lemon Monarda. Grown as an annual. 90cm – 1.2m. Native to parts of south west US. Edible and medicinal uses. Details in The Plant List.

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358.1Monarda ’Petite Delight’ = ‘Acpetdel’ – “Light pink/ purple to light purple with shades of red/ purple (RHS 64A, 72B, 80A)” (source patent application).  Compact form growing to maximum height. 40cm. Mildew free. Bred by Morden Research Station, Canada: “1. A new distinct variety of Monarda plant having the following combination of characteristics: (a) forms attractive light pink-purple to light purple blossoms, (b) exhibits attractive dense dark green and glossy foliage, (c) exhibits a dwarf growth habit that can be readily distinguished from that of the `Marshall’s Delight` variety, and (d) exhibits good winter hardiness;”  Source: USPP10784 P granted 09.02.99

Monarda ‘Petite Pink Supreme‘ – Unusual extremely dwarf form, 15-30cm high. Cerise pink flowers (RHS 61B). Image to follow.

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598Monarda ‘Petite Wonder’ – Form from the Morden Research Station, Manitoba. Light pink (RHS 73A) flowered dwarf form growing to around 25cm.  bee stings. Good mildew resistance. “1. A new and distinct variety of Monarda spp. plant having the following combination of characteristics: (a) Forms attractive light pink blossoms that tend to be smaller in size than the ‘Petite Delight’ variety, (b) Exhibits attractive dense dark green and glossy foliage that is generally smaller than that of the ‘Petite Delight’ variety, (c) Exhibits a dwarf growth habit that generally is slightly smaller and more compact than the ‘Petite Delight’ variety, and (d) Exhibits good winter hardiness;” Source: USPP13149 P2 granted 29.10.02. 

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641 Top 10 - No 9 'Pink Spider'Monarda ‘Pink Spider‘ – Introduced by the Netherlands based business Armada Young Plants in 2013.  Having soft pink (RHS 57A) flowers, it benefits from high mildew resistance and a compact form with a low height  of 30-40cm, making it ideal as a container plant.

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539.2Monarda ‘Pink Supreme’ PBR – Flowers pale pink (RHS 57A/B). Height to 60cm. Introduced and patented by Future Plants. Subject to Plant Breeders’ Rights. Mildew resistant.  “The present Invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Monarda plant, botanically known as Monarda didyma L., and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name Pink Supreme. The new Monarda originated from a chance cross-pollination of two unidentified selections of Monarda didyma L., not patented. The new Monarda was discovered by the Inventor in 1995 in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands. Plants of the new Monarda differed primarily from plants of the unidentified parental selections in plant size and flower color.” Source: USPP14204 P2 granted 07.10.03. 

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476.2Monarda ‘Pink Tourmaline’ – Flowers pink/ red (raspberry) (RHS 53D) from purple bracts. Height 50 – 90cm. Vigorous. Cultivar developed by Tony Hubert Laval from Quebec, Canada.

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459 Top 10 - No  10 'Poyntzfield Pink'Monarda ‘Poyntzfield Pink’ – Syn. Monarda didyma ‘Poyntzfield Pink’. Flowers rich pink (RHS 57D). Height 90cm. Introduced by Duncan Ross from Poyntzfield Herb Nursery.

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384.1Monarda ‘Prarienacht’ – Syn. Monarda ‘Prairie Night’, Monarda didyma ‘Prairie Night’. Flowers mid purple/ violet. Height 75cm – 1.2m. Older form from Germany (Kayser & Seibert 1955).

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591.1Monarda punctata – Common names Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Monarda, Dotted Mint and Horsemint. With distinct  generally yellow flowers but sometimes white or green.  With dotted markings. The stunning bracts being similarly variously found in pink, white, purple or yellow. Height varies greatly but can reach heights of 1.8m in their natural habitat, but generally less. Self-seeds prodigiously. Native to the US and north east Mexico.

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567.2Monarda ‘Purple Ann’ – Flowers purple/red (RHS 74B). 90 cm to 1.2m.

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443Monarda ‘Purple Lace’ – Compact to 50cm high, with rich mid purple/ pink flowers (RHS 77A) and good mildew resistance.

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537.1Monarda ‘Purple Tower’ – Floriferous, flowers deep purple. Height to 1.2m. Mildew resistant.

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620.2Monarda ‘Purpurkrone’ – Translates as purple crown. Very floriferous, flowers strong purple (RHS 71A/B). Height to 1.2m. Poor mildew resistance. Form from Hagemann, Germany.

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338.3MonardaRaspberry Wine’– Flowers wine red from purple bracts. Very floriferous. Height 90cm. Mildew resistant.

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SONY DSCMonarda ‘Rebecca‘ – A form from Sarastro Stauden with purple red flowers to 80cm.

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70.1Monarda ‘Ruby Glow’ – Flowers ‘ruby’ coloured (RHS 53C). Height 50-90cm.

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