Monarda didyma
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 2-4 feet; 0.6-1.4 metres Spread: 2-3 feet; 0.6-0.9 metres Sun: Partial sun Water: Moist to medium Wildlife: The showy flowers attract hummingbirds as well as a variety of butterflies. Bloom Colour: Red Culture: Prefers moist soil that is rich and loamy or humusy. Noteworthy Characteristics: Oswego Tea has a 4-angled, slightly hairy central stem with opposite leaves that are ovate-shaped. The upper surfaces of the leaves are dark green while underneath they have a red or purple tint. The foliage has a pleasant fragrance. The plant produces several flower heads. The flowers are red, tubular and slightly hairy. Garden Uses: Wildflower garden, rain garden