Fireball Bee Balm
Fireball Bee Balm is a fast growing traditional favorite for the perennial garden. It has fragrant green foliage that smells like mint when you crush the leaves. Fireball Bee Balm produces a beautiful display of scarlet red flowers in mid summer. It makes an excellent cut flower. It will grow to a height of 15" to 20" and 18" to 20" wide. Water regularly during the summer to prevent powdery mildew. Deadhead to increase blooming time. Fireball Bee Balm likes to be planted in full sun.
Use this plant in a perennial border, cottage garden, or as a grouping in a landscape bed. Fireball Bee Balm attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. You can even eat the flowers. Fireball Bee Balm will spread quickly, so reduce the clump size in early spring if needed. Try planting this beauty in a container for some color during the summer on your deck or patio.
Fireball Bee Balm is deer resistant and drought tolerant once it is established. It is a Firewise plant and will tolerate wet soil making it a good choice for next to streams, ponds, or wet areas.