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Monarda didyma 'Grand Marshall'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Species: didyma (DID-ee-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Grand Marshall

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Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive nutsaboutnature On Jul 9, 2014, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this beautiful Monarda! Mine grows to about 30", much taller than the 16-18" advertised and has grown this tall every year for the 4 years I've had it.

It's extremely prolific, too. When in bloom, the plant is completely covered in rich, bright purple-fuchsia flowers that are smaller than the full-size varieties.

I've never had any problems with mildew, not even a spot. It's growing in full sun in a clay bed amended with assorted organics (crushed leaves, peat and compost). I rarely fertilize it.


Neutral Gabrielle On Sep 7, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a patented plant.

Regional...

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

Algonquin, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Rossville, Indiana
Minneola, Kansas
Albertville, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota



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