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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5.0

Wonderful plants for late colour

By Wendiddly

from Solihull

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Colourful
  • Healthy

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    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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      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 6/16/2009 by Deborah Newbury

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        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 6/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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