- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 14 - 16 Inches
- Mature Spread 14 - 16 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
Glossy, dark green foliage and fluffy, pinkish-purple blooms make the Berry Taffy Bee Balm a stunning plant. The 2.5-inch flowers of the Monarda Sugar Buzz® or Bergamot have tubular flowers that create a very textural element. The flowers bloom during the summer on the ends of tall, sturdy stems that also feature lance-shaped greenery.
Bee Balm is a staple of butterfly gardens as the stunning blooms attract pollinators, but this upright, mounded plant can also be featured in beds, borders, or mass plantings. The clump-forming design is full and can be divided every few years. Grow this beauty as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.
Sugar Buzz® Berry Taffy Bee Balm Care
Plant this Bee Balm in full sun to partial shade for best results. Keep the soil damp by watering weekly or when the top few inches of the soil feel dry. Use rich, moist soil that allows for good drainage. Fertilize this perennial each spring to encourage abundant growth.
Pinch back spent flowers to redirect energy into new blooms. All flowers can be trimmed back after flowering is complete. Bee Balm can be propagated through division every few years.
Sugar Buzz® Berry Taffy Bee Balm Spacing
Berry Taffy Bee Balm has a mounded, upright growth habit and will reach 14 to 16 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Plants can grow as close as 18 to 24 inches apart.
Sugar Buzz® Berry Taffy Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 14 - 16 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Berry Taffy Bee Balm|
|Scientific Name: MONARDA SB `BERRY TAFFY`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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