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Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball Bee Balm

SKU: AM019321
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Enjoy watching pollinators treat themselves to your garden when you plant Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball Bee Balm. This native cultivar was selected for its compact mounding form, gentle spreading habit, and good resistance to powdery mildew. Long-lasting vivid magenta flowers top the deep green fragrant foliage in mid-summer, and strong upright stems make this Bee Balm good for cut flowers. (Monarda)
key features
Botanical Name
Monarda Sugar Buzz®Grape Gumball PP#27498
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Mature Spread
16-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball Bee Balm (PP27,498) is one of the Sugar Buzz® series of Bee Balms (Monarda). Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball has good resistance to powdery mildew and a non-aggressive habit.  In early summer, the fragrant foliage is covered with textural 2-inch magenta flowers that attract all kinds of pollinators – from bees, to butterflies, to ruby-throated hummingbirds. Plant Sugar Buzz® Grape Gumball Bee Balm in moist to average soils in a sunny spot for best bloom. Deadheading the first flush of bloom will create side shoots for a second show. Leave the seed heads standing in fall and winter to provide food for birds, and cut down in the early spring. Bee Balm has a wide native range in North America. Consider using with smaller native grasses for a textured border. Deer resistant.