Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionPollinators 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!DetailsBotanical 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 Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Wet soils, native, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Accent, container, cut flower, border plants, massing How To GrowSoil: 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 18 - 24″ 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.
Life In The Garden
Pollinator-Friendly Perennials to Keep Your Garden Buzzing
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystems, gardens, and especially our food chain. Flowers produce pollen as a means of reproduction. While there are so many pollinator-friendly plants to choose from, here are seven of our favorites. You’ll love them, and the pollinators will too.
Very healthy plants. Have not bloomed yet, likely will have to wait until next year.
Berry taffy bee balm
Arrived in perfect shape! Looked everywhere for these was very excited to find them on your site!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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