Monardas are showy pollinator favorites!
M. didyma has clusters of bright red, tubular flowers atop a square stem. Dark-green, toothed, opposite leaves have a minty fragrance when crushed. Plant foliage declines after bloom, particularly if infected with powdery mildew. Will spread rapidly by rhizomes and self-seeding. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Special value to native bees.
Prefers consistent moisture and well-draining soils. Provide plants with good air circulation to help prevent powdery mildew.
‘Jacob Cline’ has large, rounded, red flowers and resistance to powdery mildew.
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Height: 3-5 ft.
Spread:- 2-3 ft.
Bloom time: July to August
Sun: full sun to part shade
Water: dry to medium
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photo credit: David J. Stang