Monarda 'Cherry Pops' Bee Balm

Available Spring 2024
Size

Description

Monarda didyma 'Cherry Pops' has dark green foliage that sets off brilliant cherry red blooms in mid to late summer. Also known as Bee Balm, it forms upright clumps that gradually enlarge, but do not "run" all over the garden. Monarda 'Cherry Pops' is part of the Sugar Buzz series, bred for their compact form, mid-height, and mildew resistant foliage, as well as floriferous nature.

Monarda didyma is a perennial that is native to the eastern United States and Canada, as well as to Washington and Oregon. It is naturally found in wet meadows, bottomlands, moist open woods, thickets and other wet sites, most commonly in mountain areas.

Monarda 'Cherry Pops' prefers full sun to part shade and consistently moist soil for best appearance. If foliage gets ugly cut back hard for fresh clean growth. Long blooming, if kept deadheaded.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Bee Balm
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Normal to Boggy Soil. Tolerates Clay
  • Height at Maturity: 18-20
  • Width at Maturity: 26
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: June- August
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: 27648

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Fragrant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

 plants shipped to your door

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.