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Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Claire Grace Bee Balm

Native to North America (cultivar)


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.


2-3 ft


2-3 ft


1-2 ft

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Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies


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


  • Full Sun

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Plants that work well with Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

New England aster New England aster (Aster novae-angliae)
Harebell (No Advance Orders) Harebell (No Advance Orders) (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')
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)
Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Sweet Joe pye weed Sweet Joe pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Common sneezeweed Common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
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)
Judith's bee balm Judith's bee balm (Monarda x 'Judith's Fancy Fuchsia')
Thousand-flowered aster Thousand-flowered aster (Boltonia asteroides)