Monarda 'Grand Marschall' - BEEBALM 'GRAND MARSCHALL' (best short cultivar)

(1 review) Write a Review
Calculated at Checkout
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Compact and (nearly) dwarf beebalm, but unlike other dwarf cultivars, still "natural" looking, healthy and vigorous!

The only recommended dwarf cultivar and one of the winners at Mt. Cuba Monarda trials.

So far, we have observed, that it does very well in our hot, humid climate, even in heavier clay that dries out on summer (Bloomington, IN, zone 6).

Clumps slowly spreading, 28" x 36" wide, very nice deep red-purple flowers for 4 weeks from mid June to Mid July. excellent powdery mildew resistance.

Full sun, half shade, average soil with average moisture (medium to medium-moist). Clay, sandy soil tolerant (but don't plant in waterlogged clay), established plants have average drought tolerance.

Deer and rabbit resistant, suitable for zones 3 to 9. Pollinator friendly (attracts some bees and butterflies), tolerant to black walnuts.

'Grand Marschall' is trademark name, that is used as cultivar name too (but true cultivar name is 'AChall'). A'Chal' was introduced by Agriculture Canada and is one of the reusults of breeding program (Morden, Manitoba). This variety is patented under USPP#19582 and unlicensed propagation is prohibited.

'Grand Marschall' is suitable for the front or middle of the flower bed, naturalistic plantings, prairie plantings, pollinator gardens,  ow maintenance landscaping in private and public gardens.

This monarda goes well with many common perennials like Achillea, Asclepias tuberosa, Coreopsis, Nepeta, bearded Iris, Liatris, Paeonia, Salvia, Stachys, and medium to taller grasses. Great cut flower.

Picture copyright : Mt. Cuba Center

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot


1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Monarda 'Grand Marshall'

    Posted by Anida on 18th Oct 2021

    Monardas are new for me this year, and I ordered several cultivars (from three different nurseries), all of which are supposed to have good resistance to powdery mildew. However, both of the cultivars from one of the nurseries was covered in PM after just over a week in my yard. Still I went ahead and planted the Grand Marshall from USPerennials right next to them, and so far GM is still clear. All of these were Fall purchases so no blooms this year, but this monarda arrived as a good-size clump with well developed roots and beautiful foliage. Definitely worth a try, especially if you're looking for shorter cultivars like I was.