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By Cestina

South Bohemia, Czech Republic Cz

An ID please...

Growing in a neighbour's garden. About 2-3 feet tall. Very striking I want seeds of it?

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29 Jun, 2015


Yes indeed that's what it seems to be....

Is it desirable in the garden? Neighbours have departed the scene, plant is growing on verge, so I could either dig up a plant or wait for seeds...

29 Jun, 2015


Very desirable, if you can grow it. They need dampish soil, too dry and they get mildewed to death.

29 Jun, 2015


I have 'Cambridge scarlet' at work which is currently 4 foot tall. Easy to divide clumps in autumn or spring, they do get mildew as mentioned above.

29 Jun, 2015


Bees love it too which is why a common name is bee balm I guess. Mildewed in my garden though but so are many plants I've tried.

29 Jun, 2015

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