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...
Botanical Name: Monarda fistulosa
Nom Français: Monarde fistuleuse
Bloom colour: Lavender | Purple
Blooms: Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bees | Butterflies | Hummingbird
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 4 feet (120 cms)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3-9
Fields, meadows, borders
Water requirement: Dry to moist
Clay, loan or sand
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.
Spread: 60-90 cms
Native to Canada
Styling and Use
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