Monarda 'Cherry Pops'
'Cherry Pops' is part of the SUGAR BUZZ® Series of Bee Balm from the Walters Gardens. All Monarda in this series are perfectly suited for the middle of the flower border at 16-24” tall. In midsummer, they form a solid dome of 2-2.5" cherry-red flowers held by attractive purple bracts. The dark green foliage forms an upright clump with enough vigor to quickly fill out containers nicely but are not aggressive in the garden. These display 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.