Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot

Scientific Name: Monarda fistulosa
Common Name: Wild bergamot
Description of facts and concepts: Intricate lavender flowers with long corollas invite butterflies. A mint tea can be brewed from the leaves. Needs less water than M. didyma.
Seed or division information: Seeds, or divide whole plants in early spring.
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): July W4
Garden Name: Sunny Wetland Garden
Color of Flower: Lavender
Height: 2-4′
Spread: 36″
Family: Mint
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Neutral sand or loam
Soil: Dry to Wet Medium moist
Light: Sun to Shade Full sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 3-9

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