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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)
Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

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Monarda fistulosa
Zones 3-9

20 seeds

Ontario Native!

The wild bergamot is very similar to bee balm but instead of a deep red coloration it boasts of lavender, pinkish blooms.

This monarda species is highly functional in the garden because it attracts a wide range of large butterflies, bees and the zippy ruby-throated hummingbird considers it a favorite feeding station.

The bergamot blooms for the summer and will stretch into early fall.

This species is deer resistant.

Traditionally used by Native Americans to soothe bronchial complaints and ease colds.
Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting.

• Edible Flowers: Add petals to salads, sprinkle over mild fish, use in fruit salads, or to garnish desserts and drinks. Flavor is minty and spicy.

Plant type: perennial
Height: 60-90cm (24-36")
Site: full sun to part shade
Plant spacing: 36-48"

Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep
outdoors in either late fall or early spring

When to Cut: When flowers are nearly open