Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monarda Didyma, a.k.a. Scarlet Beebalm

This native perennial followed me home from a plant exchange. I planted one in the shady bed behind the house, and the other up front in one of the sunny and dry beds. Both promptly produced these amazing red flowers. The blooms didn’t last as long as some of the other new flowering plants about the yard, but the blooms are so striking that this is a new favorite of mine.

Google claims that this plant is edible.

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