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Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Plant details

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), this clump-forming perennial bears rich scarlet flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. The foliage is aromatic, and leaves are sometimes picked for potpourri. Grow plants in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch around plants with garden compost each spring to hold moisture in the soil. To propagate, divide plants in spring.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Monarda

Cultivar: Cambridge Scarlet

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Reader reviews

welsh Dianne

Fantastic plant on so many levels - a real star in the garden.

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