Monarda didyma Fireball

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2017

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Dense ball-shaped flowers in 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. Although many Monarda are grown for their stature, this shorter version widens the selection with its compact habit.

Details

Item Code: MOFI
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: 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, Clay
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Patent: #14,235
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.