chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Fire Marshall Beebalm

Monarda 'Fire Marshall' PP#23286



Fire Marshall beebalm resulted from a cross made between two of the best beebalms for midwestern gardens, Monarda 'Marshalls Delight' and M. ‘Jacob Cline’. Monarda ‘Fire Marshall’ produces oversized flower heads in red with pink undertones on stems to 2’ to 3’ tall. Good green foliage, and high powdery mildew resistance during five years of trials at Chicago Botanic Garden. Typical of all beebalm hybrids, this selection is best grown in a reasonably moist yet well-drained soil in full sun. Note: like all beebalms, powdery mildew resistance can vary from one region of the country to another. This selection, like any other beebalm, should be trialed in your region first before widespread cultivation. Use in the sunny perennial border or in meadow and prairie plantings. Attracts hummingbirds.

USDA Zones 5 to 8. Introduction #CG08-001. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

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