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Upscale™ 'Red Velvet' Bee Balm

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Thrives in both moist and average soils.
  • Tallest Monarda we carry!
  • Great for mass or border plantings.
  • Deters deer, attracts pollinators.
  • Zones 4-8, sun/part sun, 32” tall x 36” wide at maturity.
Zone 4-8
Light part sun/sun
medium

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Description Much like its dessert namesake, ‘Red Velvet’ Monarda will leave you wanting more. These fun, cherry red flowers will give you a pop of color for weeks in the heat of summer. ‘Red Velvet’ is the tallest Monarda we carry! With it’s sturdy stems and loads of blooms, this Bee Balm does great in borders or as a colorful addition to a pollinator garden. All of this coupled with good deer resistance and an improved mildew resistance make bee balm flowers a fantastic addition to your garden.

As a North American native, bee balm is a durable perennial that multiplies well in moist soil and full sun. While they typically bloom in the summer heat, their sturdy stems will keep the flowers upright and shining. Their fragrant, colorful blooms attract all sorts of pollinators to the garden, but mint-like foliage deters deer and other pests. The Upscale™ series from Proven Winners is taller than other bee balms, making them best suited for a tall border, the middle of beds, or mass plantings.
Details Botanical name: Monarda ‘Red Velvet’
Patent #: PPAF
Common name: Bee balm, horsemint
Zone: 4 - 8
Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun
Height x width: 32" tall X 36" wide
Flower color: Red
Foliage color: Green
Bloom time: Summer
Features: Wet soils, space savers, rain gardens, rabbit & deer resistant, Proven Winners, native, heat tolerant, fragrant, cold tolerant
Uses: Accent, container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, rain garden, rock garden, under planting, waterside
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in any soil; readily tolerates wet soils. Soil pH not crucial.
Light: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Average to abundant, depending on weather. Established plants can tolerate dry conditions.
Spacing: Space at least 24-28" from other plants; good air circulation encourages healthy, vigorous growth.
Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring, just as the soil begins to thaw.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Any old stems that persist after winter can be cut back in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent blooms for better performance and looks. While not imperative, it results in a neater, showier plant.

Life In The Garden

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Customer Reviews

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Planted in ground and it died

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J
J.P. (Texas)
Plants

They are fine. They haven’t bloomed yet. Trying to make it in this 100 degree weather here in Texas.

E
E.S. (Minnesota)
Over Priced

I spent over $50.00 for two plants with shipping! The same plants from PW (Proven Winners) are available at Home Depot for $7.98 each!
My last two reviews were taken down by Great Garden Plants!
These two plants are growing nicely! THEY HAD BETTER BE SINCE THEY ARE THE TWO MOST EXPENSIVE FLOWERS IN OUR GARDEN!

We’re sorry you’re not satisfied with our prices! Unfortunately, it’s not always easy (or cheap) to grow great plants. Our prices reflect the quality and care we put into each plant, plus the availability of unique selections that can’t often be found in garden centers. To save on your order, watch for different sales and promos throughout the season. If you have an issue with your order, please reach out to claims@greatgardenplants.com to start the claims process - your order is covered by our 60-day guarantee! We are not seeing any of the previous reviews you're referring to in our system. Rest assured, we do not delete reviews that are from verified customers. For more insight on the situation, please contact us. We look forward to helping!

M
M.W. (Tennessee)
Died

I ordered two of these plants to go in the same flower bed and one of them is dead (or seriously struggling) 😢

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A.M. (Illinois)
Thinking about buying another one of these

Absolutely beautiful! Post office let it get a little wilted but it snapped out of it within 2 days of arriving. It didn't rake long at all before I've had continuous blooms that the butterflies and bees have loved