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Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

$9.81 | 18-CT. FLAT | 60 Avail. | $98.10

18-CT. FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb

$9.81 | 1G | 60 Avail. | $9.81

1G Weight: 25.0 lb



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 Wild Bergamot is a native upright herbaceous perennial with toothed aromatic grey-green foliage.  The fringe-like scarlet lavender flowers blooms in whorls at the top of the thick stems in summer and attract bees and butterflies.   Best in full sun and well-drained soil.  Mildew Resistant.  Leaves can be used in teas.

Monarda fitulosa is the native bee balm that is a host plant for the Hermit Sphinx Moth.  Its an excellent attractor for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds while its avoided by deer.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 4'

Spread: 

2' - 3’

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Root rot can be an issue in poorly-drained soils. 

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, Wildlife Garden, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Butterfly Bush, Salvia, Coneflower

IMAGE: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot (12775811995), CC BY 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown


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