Monarda didyma ‘Grand Marshall’

(Grand Marshall (TM) Bee Balm)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Monarda ‘AChall’, sold under the trade name Grand Marshall™, has gorgeous, deep-reddish purple flowers, a compact habit (28” tall), and excellent resistance to powdery mildew. What really sets Grand Marshall™ apart from other compact cultivars is that its growth habit is still Monarda-like, growing in a uniform mass that spreads slowly outward. Many of the newest compact selections are dwarfed to the point of looking artificial and out of place in the landscape. The habit of Grand Marshall™ habit better lends itself to blending with its neighbors in an attractive and natural way.

Description

Best grown in rich, medium to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, humusy soils in full sun, although some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Does best in well-draining conditions, but can tolerate heavier clay. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Divide clumps every 3-4 years to prevent overcrowding and to control spread of the plant. Provide plants with good air circulation to help combat fungal leaf diseases.

Additional information

Common Name

Grand Marshall (TM) Bee Balm

Botanical Name

Monarda 'AChall'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-28"

Width

20"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

Reddish purple

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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