Monarda Cherry Pops

Sugar Buzz® Series Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea
$16.95 ea.
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A Treat for Hummingbirds
Bright cherry-red flowers with lighter centers are striking against the dark green foliage. Minty foliage provides a delightful aroma. From the Sugar Buzz® Series, solid domes of delectable color are perfect for the middle of the border. Their vibrant color and endearing shaggy 2” blossoms stand up to surrounding competition. Excellent mildew resistance. The foliage of Monarda Cherry Pops will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea.

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Code MOCH
Patent PP27,618
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Medium 20"
Spacing Plant 26" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones
4-8
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs High
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Monarda Plant Care

Easy to grow. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will further help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves and possible late fall rebloom.