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Sugar Buzz® 'Berry Taffy' Bee Balm

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Description

  • Dark green and purple foliage is aromatic when crushed.
  • Hot pink flowers attract scores of pollinators.
  • Compact, upright habit looks tidy.
  • Deer and disease resistant.
  • Zones 4-8, sun/part sun, 16" tall x 24" wide at maturity.
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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Pollinators will feel like a kid in a candy shop after seeing Sugar Buzz® 'Berry Taffy' bee balm (or Monarda) in your garden! Their hot pink flowers are hard to miss, drawing in scores of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Its tidy and compact habit is a delightful addition to mixed beds, patio containers, and pollinator gardens.

We wanted to carry Sugar Buzz® 'Berry Taffy' for one distinct feature: its deep green and purple foliage. The leaves are the perfect backdrop for the hot pink foliage in summer, but after the flowers fade, the foliage keeps its appeal until dormancy. This bee balm is resistant to powdery mildew, unbothered by deer, naturally tidy, and easy to grow!
Details Botanical name: Monarda 'Berry Taffy'
Common name: Bee balm, horsemint
Zone: 4 – 8
Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun
Height x width: 14-16″ X 18-24″
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Summer
Uses: Accent, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Rain garden, Rock garden, Under planting, Waterside
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in any soil; readily tolerates wet soils. Soil pH not crucial.
Light: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to partial sun (4-6 hours sun). Full sun is recommended for best flowering.
Water: Average to abundant, depending on weather. Established plants can tolerate dry conditions.
Spacing: Space at least 24-28″ from other plants; good air circulation encourages healthy, vigorous growth.
Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring, just as the soil begins to thaw.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Any old stems that persist after winter can be cut back in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent blooms for better performance and looks. While not imperative, it results in a neater, showier plant.

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C.H. (Massachusetts)
‘Berry Taffy' Bee Balm

Very healthy plants. Have not bloomed yet, likely will have to wait until next year.

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p.h. (California)
Berry taffy bee balm

Arrived in perfect shape! Looked everywhere for these was very excited to find them on your site!

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D.B.
My plants

I love all our plants a couple came not so healthy and one climbing rose was dead on arrival. But out of dozens of plants recieved they are growing so beautiful . Thank you and I would like a new climbing orange rose please

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of any plant(s) in question to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!