Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

Monarde fistuleuse

Wild bergamot is a drought tolerant prairie perennial that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. It flowers in the summer. The wild bergamot is very similar to bee balm but instead of a deep red coloration it boasts of lavender, pinkish blooms. Provides color and contrast for the herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow…


In nature Fields, meadows, borders.


Caring for Wild Bergamot

Best grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates somewhat poor soils and some drought. Plants need good air circulation. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Tends to self-seed.

It is happiest in Clay, loan or sand

In terms of water, Wild Bergamot needs Dry to moist