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Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Claire Grace Bee Balm

Claire Grace is a better selection for dryer locations.  Mildew resistant. Pinkish Purpler flowers from early summer to early autumn.  Is Deer resistant, salt tolerant, and butterfly magnet.


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

Spacing:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Purple

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Fragrant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June

Foliage Color

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Plants that work well with Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

New England aster New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Harebell Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
Tall coreopsis Tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)
Purple coneflower Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
PowWow White coneflower PowWow White coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry')
Purple coneflower Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berry')
Joe pye weed Joe pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
Hyssop leaved boneset Hyssop leaved boneset (Eupatorium hyssopifolium)
Spotted Joe pye weed Spotted Joe pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum)
Gateway Joe Pye Gateway Joe Pye (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway')
Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Sweet Joe pye weed Sweet Joe pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Common sneezeweed Common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
Swamp sunflower Swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)
Ox-eye sunflower Ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Robert Poore garden phlox Robert Poore garden phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore')

Substitutions for Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Wild bergamot Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Peter's bee balm Peter's bee balm (Monarda x 'Peter's Fancy Fuchsia')