Common Name: Bee Balm Monarda S. Buzz Rockin Rasp

Height:20.0 Inches

Spread:20.0 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

 

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 whole lot. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of color with their 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. As with all Monardas from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program, these display above average resistance to powdery mildew. 

Deep raspberry purple flowers with very dark green leaves.

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.