Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'

Raspberry Wine Bee Balm

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Monarda

Parent: Monarda didyma

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 9

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Purple-pink flowers in summer. Likes consistently moist soil. Attractive to butterflies. Rabbit resistant.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 3" pot from Santa Rosa in June 2012 and planted it in the In Between Garden. I had to move it when I redid the In Between Garden so I planted it in the Berm On the Border in spring 2013 and it took off immediately, growing to 3'+ tall and over 2' spread in a couple of months.

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