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Wild Bergamot(Monarda fistuloso)

Wild Bergamot(Monarda fistuloso)

Monarda fistulosa, also commonly called Bee Balm or Horse-Mint, has a lovely lavender 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. 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


Zone: 3 to 9 

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet 

Spread 2.00 to 3.00 feet 

Bloom Time: July to September 

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Medium

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut


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