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Upscale® 'Red Velvet' Bee Balm Monarda hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'8" 3' 81cm 91cm
Height: 2'8"
Spread: 3'
Height: 81cm
Spread: 91cm
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  • Details

    32 - 32 Inches
    36 - 36 Inches
    36 - 36 Inches
    81cm
    91cm
    91cm

    Features

    Large cherry red flowers. The tallest variety in the collection. Newly emerging foliage has a bronze cast. Well-branched stems support a second flush of flowers that extends the length of bloom.

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    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    32 Inches 81cm
    Spacing: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    Spread: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Cherry red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Clump Forming
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. Provide good air circulation to prevent disease.

    Upscale® 'Red Velvet' Monarda hybrid USPPAF 35,800, Can PBRAF
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    • This plant should be in every garden! It's easy to grow in full sun and not-so-great soil, all it needs is some water when it gets really dry. I am in Indiana zone 6, had these for 2 years now and they will bloom first year and double in size by year 2. Pollinators love them :) and so do I!

      Lela Santiago
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 15 weeks ago
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    2022 Top Performer Michigan State University
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