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Monarda in detail: A to C

541.2Monarda ‘Adam’ – Flowers cherry red (RHS 45B). Height  75cm – 1.2m. Old fashioned variety. Purple tinged bracts. Withstands dry conditions better than others.

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334.2Monarda ‘Aquarius’ – Flowers bright purple (RHS 78C). Green bracts with a purple tinge. Height 90cm – 1.3m. Introduced by  Piet Oudolf’. Mildew resistant.

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319Monarda ‘Baby Spice‘ – A low growing (height 40cm), long flowering form with pink flowers (RHS 84B)

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383.3Monarda ‘Balance’ – Syn. Monarda ‘Libra’. Flowers rich rose pink (RHS 52A). Height 75cm – 1.2m. Mildew resistant. Form selected by Piet Oudolf.

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389.3Monarda ‘Beauty of Cobham’ AGM – Flowers pale purple/ pink (RHS 76A). Height to 90cm. Old fashioned variety with purple bracts. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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390 Top 10 - No 4 'Bergamo'Monarda ‘Bergamo’ – A Dutch annual form with beautiful rich rose purple storeys of flowers and green lanceolate leaves. Height to 70cm. From Kieft Seeds, “Monarda x hybrida ‘Bergamo’ stunned the Fleuroselect judges by its earliness and magnificent new colour. This annual Monarda produces masses of intense rose-purple flowers from June to August. Monarda x hybrida ‘Bergamo’ has a neat and compact form that is beneficial to growers. This intriguing new variety also has a dwarf habit that makes it interesting as a pot item for large containers. It has good garden performance and is highly resistant to mildew.”  Source: www.fleuroselect.com

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181.2Monarda ‘Blaustrumpf’ – Syn. Monarda ‘Blue Stocking’. Flowers violet purple (RHS 80A). Height 60cm – 1.2m. Good mildew resistance. Form selected by Kayser & Siebert, Germany in 1955.

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542.2Monarda bradburiana – various synonyms. Common names Eastern Beebalm, Bradbury’s beebalm. Separate species from Monarda russeliana, which has similarities. Flowers pink/ white (RHS 84C)  with purple spots. One of the first to flower. Height 30 – 60cm. Purple tinges bracts. Will self seed. Mildew resistant. Native to central US. Details in The Plant List.

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180 Monarda bradburiana Maramek copyright www.vasteplant.beMonarda bradburiana ‘Maramek’ – Syn. Monarda russelliana ‘Maramek’.

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75.2Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ AGM – Syn. Monarda didyma ‘Cambidge Scarlet’. Flowers scarlet red (RHS 46B). Height to 90cm. Bronze tinged leaves. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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SONY DSCMonarda ‘Camilla’ – Strong mildew resistant form from Sarastro-Stauden. Light pink flowers with a height of  50-70cm.

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167.1Monarda ‘Capricorn’ – Flowers purple/ red (RHS 67A). Height to 90cm. Dark red bracts. Mildew resistant.

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635.1Monarda ‘Cherokee’ – Flowers pale pink/ purple (RHS 75C). Height to 140cm. Purple bracts. Vigorous. Form selected by Piet Oudolf. Fairly mildew resistant.

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381.1Monarda citriodora – Various synonyms. Common names Lemon mint, Lemon bergamot, Purple horsemint. Flowers vary from pink/ purple/ white (only RHS reference is pink/ purple 78D). Height 60cm. Annual or short lived perennial which self-seeds. Native to Mexico and many parts of the US. Culinary, insect repelling and medicinal uses. Details in The Plant List.

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597 Top 10 - No 8 Citriodora subsp. AustromontanaMonarda citriodora subsp. austromontana – Syn. Monarda austromontana, Monarda Mexicana. Common names Lemon beebalm, Mexican Bergamot. Flowers lavender/ pink ( RHS 77D). Height to 75cm. Strong minty lemon leaf scent. Clump forming, upright type. Native of New Mexico. Easy to grow from seed. Details in The Plant List.

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586Monarda citriodora subsp. austromontana ‘Bees’ Favourite’ – Flowers lavender/ pink (RHS 77D). Height 40 – 60 cm. Annual or short lived perennial. Easy to grow from seed. Form introduced by Thompson & Morgan.

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551.1Monarda ‘Comanche’ – Flowers pink (RHS 73B). Height 1 – 1.4m. Rusty bracts. Form selected by Piet Oudolf. Fairly mildew resistant.

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129.2Monarda ‘Croftway Pink’ AGM – Syn. Monarda didyma ‘Croftway Pink’. Flowers soft pink (RHS 75B). Height to 90cm. Deep pink bracts. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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