Raspberry Wine Bee Balm Plants offer unique flower buds that resemble raspberries and open up to clear wine-red colored flowers in summer, hence the name Raspberry Wine. The flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. Monarda is a perfect choice for the back of the border, as a cut flower, or for use in naturalized areas. Monarda do best in moist soils.
Companion Planting: Achillea, Eupatorium, Grasses, Phlox, Salvia
Raspberry Wine Monarda Care: Plants should be always kept well-watered. The dried flowers produce a fruit that wild birds enjoy, so don’t cut back the plants back to the ground till late winter or early spring. Early spring is also a good time to apply fertilizer for the year.