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Bee Balm, Beebalm
Monarda 'Feuerschopf'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Cultivar: Feuerschopf

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winsted, Connecticut

Rexburg, Idaho

Worcester, Massachusetts

Fremont, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Troutdale, Oregon

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Crossville, Tennessee

Milltown, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 16, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

super quick growing, which i guess why its known to possibly be a noxious weed. nice flowers-and the look nicer in mass amounts. but dont put these in a planned garden like i did, put out to a backdrop space where they can take over.

Positive

On Dec 3, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

This Monarda was purchased from The Perennial Gardens in Maple Ridge, B.C., (formerly Rainforest Gardens, now closed) in 2002, mostly because the colour was an intriguing description of pink, magenta and orange. It's a very pleasing colour, but I'd have to describe it as half-tone magenta with peachy undertones in a certain light.