Common name: Bee Balm
Height: 20 Inches
Spread: 18-22 Inches
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer Late summer
How's your soil?:Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Cottage Rain Garden Eclectic
The members of the SUGAR BUZZ® Series from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program are perfectly suited to the middle of the flower border at 16-24” tall. All members in this series are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor, making it easy for growers to offer the entire series. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of color with their 2-2.5” flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resistance to powdery mildew.
Lavender blue flowers are held by attractive purple bracts.A breakthrough, shorter height for this color.
Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.
Intro Year: 2016
Breeder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Origin: Native Cultivar