Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa, Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosa, Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot

A Missouri native perennial, Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, fills the garden for months with distinctive, spider-like globular flower heads. Its tubular, two-lipped lavender flowers rest upon a whorl of purplish leafy bracts. A long blooming plant, Wild Bergamot makes a wonderful cut flower. The flowers’ sweet nectar attracts hoards of hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to the garden. Its aromatic foliage smells like mint and can be used to flavor teas. Fantastic for rain gardens and naturalized areas.

A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators. See more Pollinator Buffet plants here.

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Additional Information

Botanical Name

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name

Wild Bergamot

Bloom Color

Lavender

Bloom Time

Midsummer, Late Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

24-48″

Width

24-36″

Uses

Bees, Beds, Butterflies, Cut Flower, Fragrant, Hummingbirds, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Black Walnut, Deer, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Clay, Dry, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Herb, Perennial