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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
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We love Wild Bergamot because it can be planted in spring, on bare soil, and will germinate without overwintering; it does not need stratification. Monarda fistulosa, also commonly called Bee Balm or Horse-Mint, has a lovely violet blossom and distinctively aromatic foliage. It is a familiar component of prairie and savanna communities on all but the wettest of soils. Native to most of North America, it often is cited for its historical medicinal applications among indigenous peoples. These include poultices for boils and lacerations, as well as tea infusions for headaches, indigestion and colds and flu. Wild Bergamot is a favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Its species name, fistulosa, refers to the tube-like structure of its blossoms, which appear from July through September, nicely complementing nearby yellow composite flowers, like Rudbeckia, Silphium, and Helianthus. Check out our short video about Wild Bergamot.

 

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Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.


Details
Catalog Number MON02F
Seeds / Packet 500
Seeds / Ounce 70,000
Germination Code A
Wetland Code FACU
USDA Zones 3-9
Plant Spacing 2-3'
Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic  Dry 
Height 4 feet 
Bloom Color Purple 
Bloom Time July  Aug  Sept 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Potted Trays 
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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
*This map shows the native and adventive range of this species. **Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
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