DESCRIPTION: This variety forms a dense mound of white flowers on well branched, strong stems, over lush dark green foliage that has an excellent resistance to powdery mildew; perfectly suited...
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DESCRIPTION: This variety forms a dense mound of white flowers on well branched, strong stems, over lush dark green foliage that has an excellent resistance to powdery mildew; perfectly suited for the middle of borders.

BOTANICAL NAME: Monarda 'Snow White'
OTHER NAMES: Bergamot, Oswego Tea
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 4 Feet
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 3 Feet
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Birds, Bee Friendly, Border, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Rabbit Resistant

Landscape Attributes

Snow White Beebalm is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading
  • Disease
  • Self-Seeding

Snow White Beebalm is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Snow White Beebalm will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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