Monarda dydima 'Raspberry Wine'
All Monarda species suffer from late season mildew, although the strain 'Raspberry Wine' does show some resistance. Its roots are shallow, so I don't concern myself with its slow spread, as it it so easy to control by pulling up the edges (and replanting elsewhere!). We have had a couple of drought years - something that will reduce Monarda dydima vigor, so when seasonal rains do not come, make sure to water deeply every so often.
Blooms: scarlet-magenta, July into August
Height: 3-4 feet
Conditions: sun to pt shade, moist-medium to medium soils -avoid very dry conditions