Monarda Sugar Buzz™ 'Blue Moon'
- 2" flowers of blue cover this plant through summer
- Shorter, compact habit resists flopping
- Attracts & feeds native bees & other pollinators
Monarda Sugar Buzz™ 'Blue Moon' has a great compact habit and is well suited for the middle of borders. In midsummer an abundance of lavender-blue flowers appear atop the well branched stems and compliment the dark green leaves nicely. The foliage smells like mint when crushed. Good resistance to powdery mildew.
Uses: Bogs, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Fragrant, Cut Flower, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or dappled shade. Avoid crowding. Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Water new plantings regularly to establish. Thereafter, do not allow plants to dry out in summer. Deadhead after flowering for rebloom. In early spring, cut old foliage to the ground; divide every 2-3 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.