Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
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Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

Pale purple flowers and foliage fragrant when crushed. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil, although fairly soil- adaptable. Less susceptible to powdery mildew than cultivated Can grow to 5'. Food source for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds.

Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Monarda fistulosa

Attributes

Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Plant Habit

Upright

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna

Bloom Time

July
August
September

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Head

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Fast