Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′ – 5′

Bloom Months: July, Aug, Sept

Color: Lavender

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Dry, Mesic, Moist

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Note: Easy to grow for “native plant newbies”, special value for native bees and bumblebees

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla



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Description from Possibility Place: Wild bergamot is a clump-forming, mint family member that grows 2-4′ tall. Flowers are lavendar in color, sit solitary on top of each stem, and are attractive to bees and butterflies. This plant tolerates somewhat poor soils and some drought, but needs good circulation. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Tends to self-seed. The aromatic, grayish-green leaves may be used in teas.

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