- Full Sun to Partial Shade (2 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 32 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
With its hot pink flowers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more colorful perennial than the Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm. This compact though robust Monarda develops stunning pink blooms up to 2.5 inches above its dark green foliage in midsummer. With a low and slightly wider habit, this Bee Balm is a versatile plant that can be planted in many spots. Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast has great resistance to disease, especially to powdery mildew.
Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm forms pleasing upright mounds that are simply smothered in blooms come summer. Loved by hummingbirds and butterflies alike, it isn’t just us who adore this plant. If that wasn’t enough, its fragrant foliage smells of mint when crushed and can be used to flavor teas. This show-stopping Monarda is ideally suited to growing as a group in a bed or border or for growing in a container.
Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm Care
To perform best, this Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm should be planted in full sun, although it can tolerate a little shade. It is adaptable to most soil types, but prefers to be grown in fertile and moist but well-drained soil if given a choice. With a requirement for consistent moisture, regular water is required on planting and ongoing. When grown in moderately fertile soil, Bee Balms do not generally need any extra fertilization. However, in poor soils or when grown in a container, a light application of a general fertilizer can be added in early spring.
To encourage its punchy pink blooms to reemerge, any fading flowers can be removed as they start to go over. In late fall or winter, when the foliage has died back, the stems can be cut down to just above soil level and removed.
Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm Spacing
As a fast-growing perennial, the Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm can reach its mature size of 20-24 inches high by 24-32 inches wide relatively quickly. When planted en masse for swathes of color, this Monarda can be spaced around 24-36 inches apart.
Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 32 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Solid Dome Of Hot Pink|
|Bloom Period: Midsummer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Hand Pick For You|
|Common Name: Sugar Buzz™ Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm|
|Other Name(s): Bubblegum Blast Bee Balm|
|Scientific Name: Monarda SUGAR BUZZ® 'Bubblegum Blast'|
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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