Sugar Buzz® Cherry Pops Bee Balm
Colorful Sugar Buzz® Cherry Pops Bee Balm
- Bright Cherry Red Blooms
- Compound Flowers Shaped Like Pom Poms
- Hot Summer Color
- Nectar Rich Flowers
- Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees
- Dark Green Foliage is Fragrant When Crushed
- Compact, Uniform Shape
- Easy-Care, Well-Behaved Plants
- Clump Form Won't Spread Aggressively
- Widely Adaptable
- Grows Beautifully in Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Resistant to Powdery Mildew
- Deer Resistant
Make your summertime shine with these colorful, cherry red blooms. Monarda is a favorite for Butterfly Gardens. These nectar-rich flowers attract a lot of attention!
All summer long, Sugar Buzz Cherry Pops Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Cherry Pops') will decorate your landscape with style. These tidy plants are an improved cultivar of the wild Bergamot.
You'll love the spicy fragrance of the aromatic foliage. You'll really appreciate how nicely they perform in the landscape.
Enjoy the upright stems, long bloom time, and the way Cherry Pops Bee Balm fills out all the way to the ground with lush, dark green foliage. It will grow into a nicely rounded form.
The tubular flowers are held in dense, terminal clusters. Each flower has both an upper and lower lip, which makes it very attractive to those helpful pollinators we all want to support.
This clear red is a fantastic choice, too. Hummingbirds can't get enough of this shade!
You'll love the way these showy blooms hold up on their sturdy, square stems. No drooping, even after a rainfall.
You'll love how robust this well-branched plant will be in your garden. In fact, this is a perfect plant for beginners.
They'll just get better and better for each season. Perennials are a good value, and are a great way for gardeners to create a long-lasting landscape.
Don't have a landscape? No worries!
Plant this lovely variety of Monarda in large containers. They'll accent your patio, balcony or deck.
Use them near your small space container Victory Garden with Cabernet Splash Blueberry, Mini Snow Babe Peach and Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon. You'll easily support proper pollination and grow a larger harvest.
Order Sugar Buzz Cherry Pops Bee Balm for your garden today! You'll be thrilled to see the sturdy box from Nature Hills on your doorstep.
How to Use Sugar Buzz® Cherry Pops Bee Balm in the Landscape
Add texture, style and charm to your garden border by repeating the use of these brilliant red flowers. Use them in a winding "ribbon" of color by repeating them along the length of your bed.
They'll grow in full sun or partial shade. How many Butterfly Garden plants can say that?
Sugar Buzz was developed by modern plant breeders, who understand the needs of today's smaller landscapes. These darling plants stay compact, and will spread to the size we have listed in their Plant Highlights.
They are perfectly suited for use in the middle of the flower border. You'll want to grow plenty for cut flowers, as well.
Try them with the other Sugar Buzz series as a cheerful pop of color. The colors will complement each other. Why not mix them together when planting? You'll get a fun taste of Boho style in your space.
Space them 12 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between the plants and keep new plantings weeded until they grow together and touch. It won't take long!
Create a very modern garden feature with a mass planting. Add additional rows, planted in a zigzagging, staggered pattern.
Even traditional gardens can use these marvelous, unique blooms. Simply replace your annual bedding plants in Boxwood-trimmed planting beds with perennial Sugar Buzz Monarda.
Underplant with spring-blooming bulbs for twice the show!
Create a full-blown Butterfly Garden as a replacement for annual beds. Partner with other Prairie-style flowers for nectar. Use Milkweed as a "host" plant for caterpillars.
Isn't it time to get serious about helping pollinators? Do your part by adding this cheerful punch of bright red as a low hedge around your Victory Garden.
Thank the bees as you gather your harvest!
#ProPlantTips for Care
Cherry Pops Bee Balm grows in both full sun or partial shade. It requires at least four hours of sunlight a day.
Provide well-drained soil, good air circulation and a regular amount of moderate water. Pay close attention to water during the first year as it gets established in your yard.
Container plants need even more water. You can use drip irrigation (it's easier than you think to set up!), or make it part of your routine to check your containers daily.
Use the "Finger Test" to see when to water. Pat down under the surface of the soil. Is it moist? You can skip watering that day, and check again tomorrow.
Is it getting dry? Time to water deeply.
Please let the dried foliage remain over winter for extra protection. In early spring, do a light cleanup and trimming of last year's growth.
You'll never, ever grow tired of this outstanding selection of the beloved North American native Bergamot. Don't be surprised if you come back for more.
Order Sugar Buzz Cherry Pops Bee Balm today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Monarda didyma 'Cherry Pops'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|