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Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Other names

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Genus

Monarda Monarda

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Scarlet' _ 'Cambridge Scarlet' is a perennial with aromatic foliage tinted purple and distinctive reddish brown flower-heads from early summer to autumn.


Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Although Monarda will grow in most soils, they prefer moist conditions but do not like to be water-logged in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Other names

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet'

Genus

Monarda Monarda

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Scarlet' _ 'Cambridge Scarlet' is a perennial with aromatic foliage tinted purple and distinctive reddish brown flower-heads from early summer to autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Although Monarda will grow in most soils, they prefer moist conditions but do not like to be water-logged in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Monarda Cambridge Scarlet

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