Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Monarda didyma - Scarlet Beebalm

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

To view the natural range of Scarlet Beebalm visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website

Native Plant of the Year -LEAP (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity) -Native Plant of the Year 2014 - Landscaping for Biodiversity with Ohio Native Plants - Cleveland Metroparks Technical Report 2017

Monarda didyma
Our front yard!
Monarda didyma
Monarda didyma

Wildlife Significance

Pollinated by -
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds & butterflies mainly fritillaries 
Nectar Attracts -Hummingbirds, native bees, bumble bees and Swallowtail butterflies
Not desirable to mammals - The aroma of this plant discourages mammals from consuming it. 
For more information  Visit the Illinois Wildflower website or US Forest Service Plant of the Week post
Double twist Scarlet Beebalm
Double twist Scarlet Beebalm
 Scarlet Beebalm
Scarlet Beebalm
Cultivation Information

Height - 3 to 4 feet
Flower Color - Red
Blooms - May to October
Sun- Sun - part shade
Hardy Zone - 3 to 9

Soil - Moist to wet, fertile - grows naturally along sunny river banks

Sustible to Powdery Mildew - To reduce increase air flow, grow in full sun, divide plants when colony become dense

Family - Lamiaceae- Mint Family
Monarda didyma
 Scarlet Bergamot!!
Hummingbirds love Scarlet Bergamot!!

Plant Provenance -
Amanda's Garden, Springwater, NY - 2013 - NOG -2014 to present