Monarda didyma Fireball

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24" (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Patent: #14,235
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Dense ball-shaped flowers in a good solid red really punch some color into the border or patio container. The abundant flowers of Monarda Fireball are held close atop their dense foliage and have fringy petals that almost seem to burst from the top of the bloom like a miniature firework display.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Monarda General Information:

Although many Monarda are grown for their stature, these new shorter versions widen the selection of this garden standard. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas.

Monarda Plant Care:

Prefers moist, compost-rich soil. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: MOFI