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Monarda (Monarda didyma (Bergamot))

After a truly crappy day at work, I went out with my camera and came up with this shot of a singular Monarda flower on a head that is just about to burst into full bloom.

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Great shot meanie.Great colour .Do you leave your monarda out all year ?

1 Jul, 2010


Thank you Mushy.
Yes, it's in a large raised bed and running rampant!

1 Jul, 2010


I do love these but wasn't sure if it was hardy

2 Jul, 2010


They certainly seem hardy, but also a little fickle. I gave Sue a couple of divisions - both had a good and productive summer, the clump in the ground disappeared over the winter (despite being in a sheltered spot), but the clump in a six inch deep wooden trough flourishes, to the point of being invasive!
Mine are not in a sheltered spot either, but will need dividing again this year.

2 Jul, 2010

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