Sugar Buzz

Monarda didyma 'Sugar Buzz Grape Gumball'

Bee Balm

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

  • 2-2½” magenta flowers on strong stems
  • Dark green foliage
  • Above average mildew resistance
  • Can be used to flavor teas
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Found naturally along riverbanks in rich moist soil, it will also tolerate average soil and moisture levels.  Full sun is best but can be placed in part sun.  Multiply by underground stems or self seeding.  Deadheading will extend bloom time.

Height: 20 in
Spacing: 26 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Magenta
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Fragrant
  • Summer Bloomer

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water