Common Name: Bee Balm Monarda S. Buzz Grape Gumball

Height:20.0-24.0 Inches

Spread:16.0-24.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:4,5,6,7,8

 

Flower Color:Purple shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

 

Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:MidsummerLate Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

 

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:CottageEclecticRain Garden

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass Planting

Origin:Native to North America

 

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, 'Grape Gumball' forms a solid dome of vibrant magenta, 2-2½” 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.