Monarda fistulosa - WILD BERGAMOT

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Easy to grow native perennial and true pollinator magnet! It will bring long-tongued bees, bee flies, butterflies, skippers, hummingbird moths and many other insects to your garden. And of course, hummingbirds will feed on it's nectar too!

Modest plant, that will grow well in any soil and sunny/mostly sunny location with average moisture. This wild species will perform better in not too amended soil - in rich and too moist soil, it may flop and quickly spread. Better are average soils, clayish, poor, even rocky or shallower or disturbed soils.

The flowers of Wild Bergamot are a light lavender with lavender-green bracts, strong clumps with stems usually up to 5' tall x 3.5-4' wide, blooms in June and July. Leaves are grayish green, oragano-minty fragrant and can be used for teas.

Native wildflower to all the states, but Florida and California. It is often found in calcareous soils. Hardiness zones 3-8.

Great plant for herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, pollinator garden, hummingbird garden, low maintenance gardens, meadows or naturalized areas. May be used in the perennial border.

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

 

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