Monarda 'Fire Marshall' PP23286

Beebalm, Bergamot

Monarda ÔFire MarshallÕ PP23286

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery

Monarda ÔFire MarshallÕ PP23286

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Monarda 'Fire Marshall' PP23286

Beebalm, Bergamot

Our top-selling Monarda. Developed by crossing two of the best Monardas available, this mid-sized, red-flowering selection is prized for its large flowers on strong stems and its excellent resistance to powdery mildew. Prefers rich, moist soils like M. didyma. Breeder: Dr. Jim Ault; Introduced by: Chicago Botanic Garden

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-30"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-30"
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Red Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

Monarda can be started from 72Deep plugs planted in the late summer/early fall and overwintered easily in cold frames or pot-to-pot outdoors. If planting in spring for late spring/early summer sales, start with our larger 32ct vernalized plugs. Monarda should be pinched back early to promote branching or delay flowering. Pinching or PGRs can be used to control height, though PGRs are not recommended for dwarf varieties.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No