Sugar Buzz® Series Pollinators Bee Balm 4 pc.
Here comes a brand new series of Bee Balm called the Sugar Buzz® Monardas which will be an absolute delight in your gardens and containers this summer! This series brings the densest display of brightly colored flowers atop strong, well-branched foliage that we’ve ever seen on a Bee Balm. Not only do the flowers create a thick layering of color on the top of the plant, the flowers themselves are extraordinarily large, about 2.5” across! All these varieties are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor making them easy for the gardener to fill his/her gardens with tremendous summer color. The dark green foliage contrasts nicely with the bright, dome-like flowers in midsummer. These varieties are medium in height and not tall and leggy making them perfect for the middle of the garden and border without the threat of running all over the garden. Bee Balm is a Native American perennial that is nectar rich and irresistible to pollinators of all types making them very popular for patio containers too. Monarda features deliciously tart, fragrant foliage and has long been a prime ingredient of Early Gray Tea. Sugar Buzz® a high resistance to powdery mildew which has commonly ailed other Bee Balm.
|Botanical Name:||Monarda||Common Name:||Bee Balm||Hardiness Zone:||4-9 , Cold Tolerance: -30F||Sun Shade:||Full to Partial Sun||SKU:||R61816 / Perennial||Bloom Time:||Midsummer||Cultivar:||Sugar Buzz® Series: 2 each of Grape Gumball and Pink Frosting||HT/WD:||16-20 inches / 22-26 inches||Special:||Large, colorful flowers on shorter, sturdier foliage; nectar rich blossoms are highly attractive to pollinators; improved powdery mildew resistance; resistant to deer and rabbits; aromatic foliage is 100% edible and used for making potpourri and other use||Uses:||Perennial border, containers, cut flowers, leaves used in cooking, crushed leaves are ideal for making potpourri, along with many other various aromatic uses||Growing Guides:||Bee Balm||Ships:||3.5" across by 4" deep pot||Shipping Schedule:||Zone 3, 4: Early September; Zone 5, 6, 7: Mid September; Zone 8, 9, 10, 11: Late Sept. to Early Oct.|
Bee Balm and the Sugar Buzz® Monarda are very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The aromatic foliage emits a minty fragrance when crushed and is ideal for making potpourri while also being frequently used in medicinal and edible uses. The plant is 100% edible for humans. Monarda does prefer a moist well-drained soil condition, so be sure to keep them well watered, but one thing you won’t need to worry about is the rabbits or the deer. Keep the the stems thinned out a bit to increase air circulation which will help prevent powdery mildew as well. Feel free to divide the plants in spring or fall after 3-4 seasons.