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Monarda didyma 'Snow White'
Common Name: Bergamot Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

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'Snow White' is an older variety first introduced in 1955. It has remained one of the best white bee balms ever since. The delicate pure white flower clusters are a bit smaller than the newer red cultivars but still just as showy. 'Snow White' is not as resistant to powdery mildew so it is important that plants do not become stressed from lack of water. Give the plants a good deep soaking during dry spells and apply a good layer of mulch to keep roots from drying out

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist soils in rich woods, thickets and bottom lands.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Echinacea purpurea "'White Swan'"
Phlox paniculata "'David'"

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