MONARDA fistulosa (Bergamot )

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Monarda fistulosa, commonly called ‘Wild Bergamot’, is a common Missouri native perennial which occurs statewide in dry soils on prairies, dry rocky woods and glade margins, unplanted fields and along roads and railroads. Monarda fistulosa, the wild bergamot or bee balm, is a wildflower in the mint family widespread and...
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Monarda fistulosa, commonly called ‘Wild Bergamot’, is a common Missouri native perennial which occurs statewide in dry soils on prairies, dry rocky woods and glade margins, unplanted fields and along roads and railroads. Monarda fistulosa, the wild bergamot or bee balm, is a wildflower in the mint family widespread and abundant as a native plant in much of North America. This plant, with showy summer-blooming pink to lavender flowers, is often used as a honey plant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 43,750 2000
1OZ 87,500 4,000
1/4LB 350,000 16,000
1/2LB 700,000 32,000
1LB 1,400,000 64,000
5LB 7,000,000 320,000

Scientific Name: Monarda Fistulosa 

Common Name: Bergamot

Plant Type: Perennial 

Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae 

Native Range: North-Eastern North America – Quebec to Minnesota to Texas   

Height: 24-48 "

Spread: 24-36 "

Habitat: Prairies, Dry rocky woods, Glade margins, Unplanted Fields, Along roads 

Zone: USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Blooming Season: Late Summer, Mid-Summer 

Attracts: Butterflies and Hummingbirds 

Resistant: Deer and Drought Resistant 

Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut, Good Dried 

Flower Color: Pink/Lavender 

Moisture: Dry to Medium 

Water Requirement: Medium  

Soil Type: Clay soil, Dry soil, Shallow-Rocky soil  

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2), Acidic (pH<6.8), Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)

Advantage: Medium Maintenance 

Uses: Entire Plant can be used as potherb, Flavoring in salads and cooked foods

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