Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

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2 litre pot £14.99 £8.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' bergamot: An award-winning, mildew resistant cultivar

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Perfect for bees and butterflies.


I wanted a purple/red flower attractive to bees and butterflies. This works! On some sunny days I couldn't see the flowers for the sheer volume of buzzing and fluttering drinkers on each plant. A definite success story.

Betty's Mum





A really exotic looking plant, with superb lush red flowers and wonderfully mint scented leaves. Not quite as good for bees as other Monarda, but still a very good addition to a cottage garden. Leaves can look a bit tatty later on in the season, but otherwise a stunning plant.



Lovely plant


I used this plant in the border.

Golden oldie



Monarda clump


I did not realise the qualities of this plant beforehand. Very pleased that it will be back again later this year!




I think that it died!


Despite lots of TLC when planted, it has failed to sprout after winter.




I would buy this plant again


I bought this plant for a small island bed in my lawn. It's a mixture of grasses and perennials and it looked good amongst blues, yellows and oranges.

Charlie's mum

Stone, Staffordshire


Spectacular first year show


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.

Country Girl





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

Mrs Jane Phillips



Wonderful addition to our border


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


Welwyn, Hertfordshire


Wonderful plants for late colour


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.




Monarda Gardenview Scarlet

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hello. I bought a Monarda from you last summer. There is no sign of it yet this year. Should I be worried? Varkhala


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.


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

Deborah Newbury

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

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