- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 16 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Get ready for a saccharin dose of vivid, firework-looking flowers! Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm will knock you in the face with its vibrant, 2.5-inch, deep raspberry flowers that contrast dark green foliage. Flowering close to the fourth of July, these flowers resemble an exploding firework and attract tons of hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. This well-branched, native cultivar of monarda is more compact and does not fall over like its native relative.
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm has an aromatic mint smell when the leaves are brushed or crushed. It is deer and rabbit resistant and was bred to be powdery mildew resistant. This smaller native cultivar is great for borders and edges and in containers or combos. The plant is low maintenance and easy to grow.
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm Care
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm prefers full sun and can tolerate light shade. The plant tolerates average soils and prefers moist, well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry. Provide the plant good air circulation to avoid powdery mildew. This bee balm does not require regular feeding but a small amount of all-purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer will benefit the plant as would a layer of compost at the time of planting.
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm does not require pruning. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong bloom time. The plant can be cut back to the ground after the first frost or left for winter interest and pollinator habitat. Cut back plants to the ground in late winter or early spring to make room for new growth. If planted in a container, Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm will need more frequent watering than in the garden. When the top couple inches of soil dry out, water thoroughly in the morning at the base of the plant.
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm Spacing
Compact in size, Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm will reach 20 - 24 inches high with a 16-20-inch spread. Space plants roughly 18-20 inches apart.
Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 16 - 20 Inches|
|Spacing: 16 - 20 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Mid July Through Late Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sugar Buzz™ Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm|
|Other Name(s): Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm|
|Scientific Name: Monarda SUGAR BUZZ® 'Rockin' Raspberry'|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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