Monarda Sugar Buzz™ 'Grape Gumball'
- Flowers like large purple pompons
- A favorite of nectar feeders
- Compact variety that won't flop over
An abundance of bright magenta-purple flowers cover the well-branched plant in midsummer and are a favorite of butterflies and humingbirds. The sturdy stems are medium in height and work great in the middle of borders. The foliage forms a clump that will fill out nicely without overtaking the garden and has a minty fragrance when crushed.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Stream Banks
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Disease Resistant, Semi-Dwarf
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding, Slowly Spreading
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 3-4 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.