Monarda 'Fireball' is a remarkable horticultural selection, which has astonishing flowers with purple red bracts topped by ruby-coloured, tubular blooms.
A compact form of the genus, Monarda 'Fireball', also known as beebalm or bergamot has good disease resistance and long summer flowering from late June until August.
In the garden we like to plant Monarda at the front of a mixed border with yarrows (Achillea 'Red Velvet', Achillea 'Christel'), Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus Superior', Echinacea 'Elton Knight')
and for an attractive colour match with a surprising grass like Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' !
Like all beebalms, Monarda 'Fireball' appreciates moisture so will thrive in good garden soil that is sufficiently moist in the summer. Grow in the sun (not scorching) or in partial shade.
Maintenance: remove the dried inflorescences and apply a well-rotted organic mulch in autumn and/or at the beginning of spring. Summer watering if need be. Divide the clumps every four years.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 50 to 70cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Flower colour: ruby
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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