Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Bee Balm

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Bright scarlet flowers
  • Mint scented foliage
  • Native to eastern North America
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Found naturally along riverbanks in rich moist soil, it will also tolerate average soil and moisture levels.  Full sun is best but can be placed in part sun.  Multiply by underground stems or self seeding.  Deadheading will extend bloom time.

Height: 36-48 in
Spacing: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red
Zone: 4-9
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained