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Monarda fistulosa (Photo: New Moon Nursery)

Monarda fistulosa

Bee Balm - Wild Bergamot

Wild Beramot is a lovely native perennial that thrives in prairie conditions and poor soil sites.  The pinking lavender tube-like flowers are held in a circle around the bracts, and persist through mid to late summer.  The aromatic foliage is deer resistant and smells minty when brushed against.  Monarda fistulosa is a good addition to wild flower gardens and prairie gardens.  Wild Bergamot is a reliable self-seeder and a wonderful butterfly and hummingbird attractor. Attracts many pollinators, including clearwing hawk moths.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

30 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple, Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
253 Monarda fistulosa #2 (lavender)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fragrant - Foliage
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Monarda fistulosa
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'
Purple Coneflower
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale Mariachi™ 'Salsa'
Sneezeweed
Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida
Pale Purple Coneflower
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Spotted Bee Balm Monarda punctata
Spotted Bee Balm
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Anise Hyssop
Eastern Bee Balm Monarda bradburiana
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