About the Monardas This is a hybrid of the famous American wildflower with the bright red crown-shaped flowers, a description of the large scarlet blooms everyone and every hummingbird loves.
There are other species, but our famous Monarda or Bee Balm is native from the far north all the way south to Georgia, it was first discovered by world famous plant explorer John Bartram during the colonial era. Since it’s a member of the mint family with fragrant foliage, Bee Balm was always a medicinal plant of the Native Americans, and today adds wonderful color to perennial gardens and wildflower meadows. It’s a strong-growing perennial that likes moisture, and will grow in sun or partial shade.
As with all Bee Balms, the bloom begins in mid-summer, and if you cut off spent flowers for about three weeks, you'll extend the blooming into fall.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Fireball Dwarf Bee Balm, PP#14235, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
Monarda x intermedia Fireball PP#14235
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green toothed leaves grow from upright stems.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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