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Sugar Buzz® Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm

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Enjoy watching pollinators treat themselves to your garden when you plant Sugar Buzz® ‘Rockin’ Raspberry’ Bee Balm. This native cultivar was selected for its compact mounding form, gentle spreading habit, and good resistance to powdery mildew. Great for gardens or containers, its long-lasting raspberry red flowers are a staple of summer gardens. Dark green foliage shares a lovely mint fragrance when brushed. (Monarda)
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Botanical Name
Monarda Sugar Buzz® Rockin' Raspberry PP#28752
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
16-24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Sugar Buzz® ‘Rockin’ Raspberry’ Bee Balm is one of the Sugar Buzz® series of Bee Balms (Monarda). Plants in this series have good resistance to powdery mildew and a non-aggressive habit, and unlike the taller wild Bee Balms, their compact size makes them a good fit for the middle of the border. In early summer, the fragrant foliage is covered with textural 2-inch raspberry red flowers that attract all kinds of pollinators – from bees, to butterflies, to ruby-throated hummingbirds. Plant Sugar Buzz® 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. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage fresh blooms and once flowering is complete cut the plant back to the ground to encourage healthy root growth. Divide every 3 years for maximum flowers. PP#28752