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Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

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Summary

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’ ranked highly in our trial due to its sturdy, upright habit and prolific floral display. The impressive level of flower coverage lasts for three straight weeks near 100%. ‘Claire Grace’ is a naturally occurring selection of Monarda fistulosa that was found by Barb and Michael Bridges and named for their daughter. Compared to the straight species, ‘Claire Grace’ has a sturdier habit, slightly darker purple flowers, better resistance to powdery mildew, and more attractive, glossy, green foliage.


Details

  • Rating
    4.5 
  • Common Name
    Claire Grace wild bergamot  
  • Peak Bloom
    Early July 
  • Flower Size
    2” 
  • Peak flower coverage
    100% 
  • Weeks in full bloom
  • Height
    50” 
  • Width after three years
    38” 
  • Powdery mildew resistance
    Good