Monarda Fire Ball
Monarda Fire Ball
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Monarda Fire Ball

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Common Name: Bee Balm, Bergamot

Free-flowering, Monarda 'Fireball' (Bee Balm) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting masses of vibrant scarlet red flowers, borne in dense, globular terminal heads. Blooming for weeks from mid to late summer, they rest upon a whorl of decorative bracts and attract scores of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.

Height:  18-24" 

Spread:  24"

Hardiness Zones:4,5,6,7,8

Flower Color:  Red shades

Foliage Color:  Green shades

Sunlight:  Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:  Average Water Needs, Consistent Water Needs

Bloomtime:  Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall

Attracts Wings:  Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistant:  Deer Resistant

Growth Rate:  Rapid

Garden Style:  Cottage, Eclectic, Rain Garden

Other Features:  Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting

Origin:  Native to North America