Fascinating accents with the pink Indian nettle in the summer garden
The lovely perennial Monarda, which is the botanical name of the Indian nettle, scores not only with its decorative effect in the summer garden but also with the good durability of the pink flowers. With its bright pink flowers, the Indian nettle delights every garden lover from July to September. The clump-forming perennial can reach a height of up to 100cm, its beautiful lanceolate flowers are deep green and form an attractive contrast to the pink flowers of the Monarda. The hardy perennial is not only a flowering beauty, but also a fragrant, tea, herbal or medicinal plant, and was named after the Spanish botanist Monardes.
The pink monarda is a valuable food source for insects
Because the Monarda's flowers are bright pink, it not only delights the observer, but also many native insects such as bees, bumblebees and butterflies. Our native insects find a valuable food source in the pink Indian nettle. By planting the pink Indian nettle you not only delight the observer and garden friend, but also do something good for the endangered beneficial insects. The Monarda is not only a feast for the eyes in the garden as a perennial, but the colourful flowers are also an eye-catcher in flowerbeds. The exotic flowers look particularly good in a simple glass vase, and are often used as a popular table decoration.
The perfect location for the pink Indian nettle
The impressive pink Indian nettle makes few demands on soil conditions, a well-drained, slightly moist soil would be ideal, but it also tolerates temporary drought. However, waterlogging and winters are not tolerated well. If the soil is clayey, sand or gravel should be worked into the soil. Ideally, the plant should be planted in sun or partial shade. With planting partners such as Echinacea p. 'Alba' / false coneflower Alba, Hohe Schwertlilie 'Ola Kala' it fits perfectly into a scented garden or flower beds. in this combination, you achieve a wonderfully fragrant group planting in any bed with the Monarda rosa. This perennial will delight any garden lover for many years to come.
Our plants are grown in pots and can thus be planted all year round.
You need 3-5 plants for 1 square metre as the perennial grows very bushy, a planting distance of 35cm should be observed.