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Native Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa

Regular price $7.00

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Phonetic: mo-NAR-da fist-yoo-LOW-suh

Native Bergamot, commonly known as Bee Balm, is a versatile plant with many uses in and out of the garden. Monarda fistulosa is a valuable nectar plant visited by numerous bees and butterflies. Its fragrant leaves are used to make teas and cut flowers are beautiful in a vase. This blooming perennial that grows in tidy small colonies is a good choice for a small garden.  

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-9
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full, Partial
  • Flower Color:  Purple
  • Bloom Time:  July, August, September
  • Soil Type:  Dry, Medium, Moist
  • Mature Plant Size:  4'H
  • Plant Spacing:  2-3'
  • Host Plant:  Hermit Sphinx Moth, Orange Mint Moth, Pink Patched Looper Moth and Rustic Quaker  
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbird
  • Advantages:  Aromatic foliage, culinary uses, deer resistant, tolerates a wide range of soil types
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly garden, cottage garden, cut flowers, mass planting, meadow, perennial borders
  • Companion Plants:  Big Blue Stem, Black Eyed Susan, Little Blue Stem, Marsh blazing Star
  • Deer Resistant