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Monarda hybrid Sugar Pops Grape Gumball - Bee Balm

    Monarda hybrid Sugar Pops Grape Gumball - Bee Balm


    Monarda Sugar Pops Grape Gumball is a beautiful herbaceous perennial that produces showy, grape-colored flowers atop tall stems.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 18-22 inches
    • Spread: 18-20 inches
    • Flower color: Grape-purple
    • Flowering period: Early summer to mid-fall
    • Foliage: Dark green, aromatic
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Monarda Sugar Pops Grape Gumball is a great choice for adding color and texture to garden beds, borders, and containers. It can also be used as a cut flower.

    This Monarda variety is known for its long bloom time, attractive foliage, and resistance to deer and rabbits. It is also drought tolerant once established and attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:

    1. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) - This perennial produces bright pink-purple flowers that complement the grape-purple blooms of the Monarda.
    2. Salvia nemorosa (Meadow Sage) - The blue-purple flowers of this plant create a beautiful contrast against the Monarda Sugar Pops Grape Gumball.
    3. Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Coreopsis) - The bright yellow flowers of this plant provide a striking contrast to the deep purple Monarda blooms.

    Care Instructions:
    To ensure healthy growth and maximum blooms, plant Monarda Sugar Pops Grape Gumball in a location with full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly and mulch around the base to help retain moisture. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the plant to the ground in the fall to promote healthy growth the following spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Monarda Sugar Pops Grape Gumball is a stunning addition to any garden or landscape. Its long-lasting blooms and attractive foliage make it a favorite among gardeners and pollinators alike. Pair it with other complementary plants for a truly eye-catching display.