Hot July in the Summer Garden, on the garden of the “Red Garden” bosquet, Monarda didyma L. bloomed. A beautifully blooming perennial of the Yasnotkovye family. The homeland of this plant is North America. The Indians used the leaves and flowers of the monarda to make medicinal tea.

In Europe, monarda double began to be grown in 1656 under the name Origano Canadian. Carl Linnaeus names this plant after the Spanish physician and botanist Nicholas Monardes, who described many of America’s useful plants.

The monarda appears in Moscow gardens at the end of the 17th century. It was grown as a spicy aromatic and medicinal plant.

Enjoy your walks in the gardens of the Russian Museum. Hurry to see the blooming monarda, in such weather the plant can bloom very quickly.