Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot

$13.95
$13.95
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Description

Monarda fistulosa, or Wild Bergamot, is an upright perennial plant with fragrant foliage and whorls of lavender pink blooms from mid to late summer. Also known as Bee Balm, its blooms are loved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Monarda fistulosa is great for naturalizing.

Monarda fistulosa is native most of North America. It is a common component of prairies, savannas and wood margins and is found in all but the wettest soils.

Wild Bergamot prefers full sun to part shade and moist to wet soils. It will tolerate poorer, dryish soils. Provide good air circulation to reduce powdery mildew. It will readily self-sow.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry to Medium
  • Height at Maturity: 24-48
  • Width at Maturity: 24-36
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

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

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 

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

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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.

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