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Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Species: didyma (DID-ee-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Reef
Additional cultivar information:(PP16741)
Hybridized by Davidson
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hailey, Idaho

La Grange Park, Illinois

Lake In The Hills, Illinois

Streamwood, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Hebron, Kentucky

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Gladwin, Michigan

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Elba, New York

Newalla, Oklahoma

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Charlottesville, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Waterloo, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 28, 2013, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

It's on the north side of the house with some good morning exposure. I haven't had mildew problems with it, though the Blue Stocking monardas that are nearby often do.

However, we had a really hot, dry summer in Salt Lake, so that tends to suppress mildew.

Neutral

On Sep 5, 2006, matt1988 from Dublin, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just planted this in July. It is spreading well, but appears to be having a mildew problem. How do I stop the mildew? Also I am not sure if I need to trim this down in the winter.

Neutral

On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hot pink monarda! New selection has a habit similar to 'Marshall's Delight' and has fairly good mildew resistance. Uniform growth. 36-42" tall by 42-48". Used as a cut flower; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

In my zone 5 garden it has been an evergreen and blooms from June-July.

PPAF