3 years to reach maturity
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Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet' Overview
Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' is a herbacous perennial with a clumping habit. It typically reaches a height of around 90cm, producing aromatic foliage and large, bright red, 2-lipped flowers. Leaves are lance-shaped and tinged with bronze colouration. Flowers are showy and in whorled arrangements. These appear from summer to autumn and this cultivar grows well in full sun and partial shade. It does best in moist, humus-rich soils and doesn't do well with dry summer weather, remember to water! This plant is also commonly known by the names bee balm 'Cambridge Scarlet' and bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet'.
Common problems with Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet' Companion Plants
How to propagate Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Divide in spring.
Root basal cuttings are best taken in spring.
For species, propagate by seed in spring.
Special features of Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Other uses of Bergamot 'Cambridge Scarlet'
Grown for their aromatic foliage as well as their flowers.