Monarda didyma ‘Cherry Pops’

(Cherry Pops Bee Balm)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

In midsummer, ‘Cherry Pops’ forms a solid dome of cherry red, 2-2½” flowers on strong, well-branched stems. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump that will fill out containers nicely but won’t run all over the garden. It displays above average resistance to powdery mildew.

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers’ sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.  Flowers are edible.

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Description

Best grown in rich, medium to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, humusy soils in full sun, although some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Divide clumps every 3-4 years to prevent overcrowding and to control spread of the plant. Provide plants with good air circulation to help combat fungal leaf disease

Additional information

Common Name

Cherry Pops Bee Balm

Botanical Name

Monarda didyma 'Bubblegum Blast', Monarda didyma 'Cherry Pops'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

18-24"

Width

30"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

Cherry Red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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