Once again, a healthy plant arrived. The customer service was outstanding as I knew I wanted bee balm but didn't know the official name. I was sent to the correct species and was able to chose the variety I wanted.
Monarda 'Fire Marshall'
- Calculated at Checkout
- Bright pinkish-red flowers atop tall stems
- More compact form, less spreading habit
- Great disease resistance
Monarda 'Fire Marshall' is a hummingbird magnet! With its bright red, oversized flowers it adds amazing color to the landscape throughout the summer. 'Fire Marshall' has excellent tolerance to mildew and may multiply slowly by self-sowing or underground stems, so it is best to plant in a place where it has space to grow. A hybrid between U.S. natives Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' & M. 'Jacob Cline', with a more compact and clumping habit than 'Jacob Cline'.
Uses: Bog, Border, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or dappled shade. Avoid crowding. Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Water new plantings regularly to establish. Thereafter, do not allow plants to dry out in summer. Deadhead after flowering for rebloom. In early spring, cut old foliage to the ground; divide every 2-3 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.
Photo courtesy of Stonehouse Nursery, LLC