Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef' PP16741

Beebalm, Bergamot

Monarda didyma ÔCoral ReefÕ PP16741

Photo Credit: Bailey Nurseries

Monarda didyma ÔCoral ReefÕ PP16741

Photo Credit: Susan Martin


Monarda didyma 'Coral Reef' PP16741

Beebalm, Bergamot

Developed in Canada, this hardy mid-sized selection features an abundance of flowers in a unique shade of coral pink borne atop a clump of attractive, glossy dark green foliage for several months in summer. It has shown excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Introduced by: Morden Research Centre.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Monarda can be started from 72Deep plugs planted in the late summer/early fall and overwintered easily in cold frames or pot-to-pot outdoors. If planting in spring for late spring/early summer sales, start with our larger 32ct vernalized plugs. Monarda should be pinched back early to promote branching or delay flowering. Pinching or PGRs can be used to control height, though PGRs are not recommended for dwarf varieties.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No