Joy Creek Nursery

286-015D4   Monarda austroappalachiana  

Monarda austroappalachiana
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Surprisingly, Monarda austroappalachiana was only described by botanist Aaron Floden of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2015, so it is a brand new plant in the world of horticulture. It was found along the Ocoee River where it grows on talus slopes and in woodlands. In the garden, it forms clumps similar to the more familiar bee balm. The foliage is rounded but comes to a tapered point. Each leaf is stained in burgundy in the leaf veining. Burgundy is also echoed in the center of the floral bracts.

Late April to early June.  18 in. x 18 in.

White with Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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