Monarda x 'Fireball'

Fireball Bee Balm (Fireball Bergmot): Patent PP 14,235

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Fireball is a compact growing hybrid with a mid-summer display of bright scarlet-red flowers over glossy green foliage. Highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.


More About Monarda x 'Fireball'

  • a more compact form of beebalm

‘Fireball’ is a compact beebalm cultivar that typically grows to 15-20” tall with an upright, outwardly spreading habit. Tubular, two-lipped, red-purple flowers are borne in dense, globular, terminal heads (verticillasters) atop stiff square stems clad with serrate, dark green leaves (to 2” long). Long summer bloom period (July-August in St. Louis). Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, particularly when massed. Flowers, stems and leaves are aromatic. U. S. Plant Patent PP14,235 issued October 14, 2003.

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Height:

18-20 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Monarda x 'Fireball' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Native to Northeast
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Specimen

Exposure

  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Flower Color

  • Red

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Rounded
  • Mounding