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.
Plant in full sun.
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