Fire Marshall beebalm is a Chicagoland Grows® selection. Chicagoland Grows® is a plant introduction partnership of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Morton Arboretum and the Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois formed to promote plant cultivars that perform well in northern Illinois. This variety was developed at the Chicago Botanic Garden for its oversized flower heads and its good green mildew resistant foliage.
This hardy hybrid of native parents comes into bloom in July and August with deep red flowers that have a pink undertone; the blooming period may last for 6-8 weeks. Plant Fire Marshall in full sun and moderate soil.
Beebalm grows in sunny or partially shady areas. If you gently rub your finger across the leaf, you will be pleasantly surprised by its fragrance. Bright pompoms of flowers bloom in midsummer; removing faded flowers will extend flowering. Beebalm is great for attracting bees and butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. It is easy to grow and adds a lot of color to your border. Cut back at the end of the summer, maintain soil moisture during dry periods, and avoid watering onto foliage to minimize powdery mildew.
July - August, September - October
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer