Bergamont, Beebalm, Oswego Tea
Set plants 12 to 18 inches apart. Though Monarda will tolerate any soil, best results will be obtained in a moisture-retentive, highly organic soil.
Removing faded flowers will prolong the blooming period. Divide every 3 to 4 years as necessary, discarding the central portion and replanting the vigorous outer segments of the clump. If mildew becomes a problem, regular spraying is advised. Plants may be cut to the ground after blooming for appearances’ sake.