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  • Writer's pictureJulie Borneman

Plant Profile: Monarda

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Boy, do I love Monardas! They are great performers in the garden, the pollinators love them and they are blooming right now. My Monarda didyma is going crazy.

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

There are a lot of cultivars out there and personally the one I love best is Jacob Cline. It is pretty mildew resistant and very easy to find. My second favorite is M. punctata. I like it mostly for it's unique flowers that seem to grow out of one another.

There is also a lot of controversy around the use of cultivars in the garden. I always try to have people promote diversity in their garden and also be well educated about the species they are planting. Mt. Cuba, in Delaware does a lot of research and plant trials. To read their latest research on Monardas check out: Mt. Cuba Monarda Trials.

When you are ready to select a Monarda for your garden come see us at Watermark Woods!

To see other plant trials from Mt. Cuba: Mt Cuba Plant Trials

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