Monarda Didyma Oswego Tea. Use the showy scarlet blooms and leaves to flavor beverages, fruits and desserts. Each name has a very good reason why it was used:
) a bright cheerful tough native perennial that is easy to care for and needs little maintenance established. Deer and rabbits don't eat it because of its spicy mint like. Likes full sun to partial shade with a moist soil.
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Gray herbarium library, botany libraries, harvard university access: Monarda didyma (oswego tea) dates. Didyma is similar to that of the bergamot orange, and hence one nickname.
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Deer and rabbits don't eat it because of its spicy mint like. Monarda didyma ‘jacob cline’ part of the mint family, oswego tea plants produce tufted red flowers concentrated primarily at the end of each stem with a bloom period of at least a month. Print version (legal size):monarda didyma (scarlet beebalm, oswego tea) this member of the mint family, native to scattered regions of eastern north america,* grows along stream banks and in thickets and open woods.
Its Distinctive Red Flowers Attract A Variety Of Pollinators, Especially Hummingbirds,** And It Offers Herbal And Medicinal Benefits.
Monarda didyma (oswego tea), gra00006c01070d. This plant grows to a maximum height of three feet and bears verdant coarse leaves while the flowers are large and their color varies from deep pink to purple to red. Likes full sun to partial shade with a moist soil.
People Take Oswego Tea For Digestive Disorders Including Gas.
It has a smell similar to bergamot and has sometimes been used as medicine. Oswego tea because native american people in the oswego, ny region used it for teas. Native to the north carolina mountains, it may be seen along the blue ridge parkway flowering during the summer months.
Monarda Didyma Is A Perennial Growing To 0.9 M (3Ft) By 0.5 M (1Ft 8In) At A Medium Rate.
Bee balm, since the bees love it; Oswego tea, or monarda didyma, is a perennial native to eastern north america. Flowers are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.