Common name: Bee Balm
Height: 24 Inches
Spread: 32 Inches
Flower Color:Pink 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
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
This brand new series of SUGAR BUZZ Monardas is perfectly suited to the middle of the flower border. All four unique colors in this series are similar in size, bloom time, and vigor, making it easy for growers to offer the whole lot.
In midsummer, 'Bubblegum Blast' forms a solid dome of hot pink, 2-2.5” flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump that will fill out containers nicely but won’t run all over the garden. It displays above average resistance to powdery mildew.
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.