Monarda - T&M Superb Mixed
This is a formula mix of candelabra-like whorls of flowers with mint scented foliage. It is an indispensable border flower for most soils, particularly damp sites. Height: 90-100cm.
Sow on the surface of a good free draining compost from late winter to spring. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 10-30 days at 20-25C. Reducing the soil temperature at night aids germination. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Later plant out 3cm apart into a rich, moist, yet well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Cut back hard in the autumn.