'Fire Marshall' Bee Balm - A New Take on a Favorite Perennial

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Beebalm (Monarda) is a favorite perennial flower with a striking display of richly-colored flowers through the summer months. 


The variety, Monarda 'Fire Marshall',  is a hummingbird magnet and has excellent tolerance to mildew.   A hybrid between U.S. natives Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' & M. 'Jacob Cline', it is more compact than 'Jacob Cline'.
Monarda 'Fire Marshall'

Its bright red, over-sized flowers add a vibrant pop to the landscape throughout the summer. 
'Fire Marshall' Bee Balm grows 24 to 36 inches tall, with bright red, shaggy  flowers.  The flowers are a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds, growing above the foliage in the mid to late summer. Good clump forming habit. 

The leaves have a nice fragrance and are significantly more resistant to powdery mildew than most older varieties.  
 Deer and rabbits largely leave it alone. A great cut flower. Add this new version of a classic perennial in your garden.
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 'Fire Marshall' grows best in well drained soils with moderate amounts of moisture.  Full sun. Overall, a fast growing, easy care plant. Zones 5 - 9.








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