Bee Balm 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Almanac Planting Co Bee Balm 'Gardenview Scarlet' (Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'). A hummingbird flying next to a bright red bloom with other blooms in the background.

Overview

Uses: Outdoor flowering herbaceous perennial 

Benefits: Beautiful, fragrant, vibrant red flowers in bloom for weeks! Attracts butterflies, pollinators, and hummingbirds! Resistant to powdery mildew! 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Life Cycle: Perennial 

Mature Height: 3' - 4'

Mature Width: 2' - 3'

Bloom Season: Summer

Summary

Monarda¬†'Gardenview Scarlet'‚ÄĒcommonly referred to as Bee Balm Gardenview Scarlet, or Gardenview Scarlet Bee Balm‚ÄĒis a stunning¬†flowering perennial that produces some of the most vibrant, red blooms that we've ever seen on a¬†Monarda!¬†

Bright, vivid green leaves tastefully compliment the boldness of the flowers. Additionally, the leaves have culinary significance, and are frequently used in salads and teas! 

Although many cultivars of¬†Monarda¬†ÔĽŅare prone to powdery mildew, 'Gardenview Select' is unusually resistant to it.

The flower stems are known to remain erect after their blooms subside, which often allows the seeds at the center of the flower to dry, providing a source of food for birds. 

Grows vigorously in a clumping pattern, so much so that we suggest dividing every three years. 

Is known to tolerate clay soils, deer, and rabbits. 

Care

Bee Balm Care

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' is known to be very low maintenance and requires minimum care.

Propagation is best accomplished through division once the base of the flowers begin to crowd. This typically happens after about 3 years of growth. We suggest doing such division in the early spring. 

Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similar. 

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' prefers full sun, but it also does well in areas of partial shade. 

Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought. Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' is not considered drought tolerant and should ideally be grown in moist soil.

Is known to tolerate a variety of poor soil conditions, including heavy clay, as long as the soil is moist. 

Although more resistant to powdery mildew than many other types of¬†MonardaÔĽŅ, it's suggested to thin dense plants via pruning if grown in humid environments. This will allow greater airflow throughout the plant, thereby discouraging fungal growth.¬†

Removing spent flowers after blooming is finished will keep your plant looking well-maintained and will also promote additional blooms. Leaving spent flowers erect will allow birds access to their seeds. 

It's suggested to cut back your Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' to a few inches above ground level in the late winter, prior to any new season growth. 

Size

Size of Bee Balm for Sale Online

The Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Size of Bee Balm When Fully Grown

Monarda¬†'Gardenview Scarlet' ÔĽŅtypically grows in a¬†mature size of around 3' to 4' tall and 2' to 3' wide.

Additional Information

Common Names of Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

  • Bee Balm 'Gardenview Scarlet'

  • Bergamot¬†'Gardenview Scarlet'

Toxicity and Risks of Bee Balm

We are unable to find any information that would lead us to believe that Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet' is toxic.

Almanac Planting Co Bee Balm 'Gardenview Scarlet' (Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'). A close-up of a large red bloom with many other blooms and a bunch of blurry green in the background.

*This plant is a part of our Archived Plant Collection. Although no longer for sale on our online store, we keep pages like this on our site for the informational benefit of others. Please contact us if you're interested in purchasing large quantities of this plant, as we may be able to specially source and deliver plants for you.