Monarda didyma 'Fireball'

Bee Balm

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Deep red flowers
  • Tolerant of mildew
  • Shorter in the first year
  • Clumping, aromatic foliage
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Found naturally along riverbanks in rich moist soil, it will also tolerate average soil and moisture levels.  Full sun is best but can be placed in part sun.  Multiply by underground stems or self seeding.  Deadheading will extend bloom time.

Height: 18-26 in
Spacing: 18-26 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red
Zone: 4-9
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Naturalizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Native
  • Mass Planting


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding
  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water