June 25, 2017

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.  


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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