Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

bergamot

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bright red, long-lasting, tufted flowers are surrounded by a ruff of pale green bracts that have pink tips, which turn bronze shades after the flowers have faded. This new variety has an even more intense flower colour than 'Cambridge Scarlet', and is a vigorous grower that has better resistance to mildew than most. Perfect for adding late colour to a hot border, it will also work well in prairie style gardens when planted in association with ornamental grasses. The bees and butterflies will flock to it during the flowering period.

  • Garden care: Most monardas can be capricious, and do not like soil that is either too damp or too dry. These plants are susceptible to powdery mildew, and while this rarely causes long-term damage, it can look unsightly towards the end of the summer. You can help reduce this by applying a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around each plant. Resist cutting bergamot back in autumn, since the stiff, vertical stems look good all winter.


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CrocusMonarda'Gardenview Scarlet'
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Spectacular first year show

By Country Girl

from Warwickshire

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet':

    If you find the right spot gives a spectacular show of vivid flowers over a long time in mid-late summer. Lovely companion to grasses and echinacea. Can be a bit capricious though so will fail if it's too wet or if it's too dry, so finding the perfect spot can be a challenge but worth persevering.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Professional
     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Mrs Jane Phillips

    from NO7 7RW

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet':

      I don't have any complaints as the packaging was alway very well executed and the contents were healthy and strong poking. All plants have grown well

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless
       
      5.0

      Wonderful addition to our border

      By pjp

      from Welwyn, Hertfordshire

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet':

        Rather invasive and needs keeping under control. Can be split easily in Spring - we now have four or five different bits planted in our border

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        not what i expected

        By DTS Developments

        from Newcastle

        Pros

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crocus Monarda'Gardenview Scarlet':

            This Plant arrived healthy but looks very small and the stem in the middle had been cut. just really not what I expected it basically looks like a pot of really small ivy type leaves. this is as honest as I can be other plants I bought with this where great I am a property developer and do a lot of landscaping I have never came across this plant. I thought that it may of been a lot bigger but this may be as its out of season and maybe because I don't have a clue...

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            5.0

            Wonderful plants for late colour

            By Wendiddly

            from Solihull

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Colourful
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Borders
              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Crocus Monarda'Gardenview Scarlet':

              We have only had these plants from Crocus for about 6 weeks, but they have doubled in size and have flowered non stop. Once flower heads have gone over we cut them back and more appear again and again.We purchased this one and the Croftway pink also. Beautiful plants.

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              • Q:

                hello.

                I bought a Monarda from you last summer. There is no sign of it yet this year. Should I be worried?
                Varkhala
                Asked on 5/5/2016 by Varkhala from Leeds

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                • Plant Doctor

                  A:

                  Hello,

                  These are late flowering perennials, so tend to be very late into growth in spring. Therefore I would not give up hope just yet - particularly as we have had a cold start to the season.

                  Answered on 9/5/2016 by Helen from crocus
              • Q:

                My Phlox and Bergamot leaves are browning

                Hi there I have a Phlox and some Bergamot which I bought from you a while back and whilst it's growing really well, I am finding that the lower leaves on the Phlox are going brown then yellow. I've been taking them off but as it's happening all the the way up the plant, bit by bit, it's going to look quite bare soon! I wondered why they are going yellow, and what I could do about it please? More or less the same with the Bergamot except that the leaves are going brown around the edges. Should I be taking those off and is there anything I could do to prevent it? Many thanks and best wishes Debbie
                Asked on 16/6/2009 by Deborah Newbury

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                • A:

                  Hello Debbie, It is quite normal for the older leaves on herbaceous perennials to die off as they are putting on new growth, so I would not be too concerned. Towards the end of summer, they will die back completely and in spring next year the cycle will begin again. If the plants look really tatty, then just remove the older foliage. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

                  Answered on 17/6/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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