wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

2 stems of lavender to rose-purple flowers in dense 1" bee-balm type heads with serrated opposite leaves along stem

wild bergamot


Common name: wild bergamot
Botanical name: Monarda fistulosa

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 12 – 28 inches
Water: moderate to low
Soil type: variety of soils from rocky to organic

Perennial wildflower with lavender to rose-purple flowers in dense 1″ bee-balm type heads in midsummer; forms large patches with water; attracts native pollinators; strongly aromatic; somewhat deer resistant; beautiful with yarrow and blanketflower

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