Monarda fistulosa

Common name: Wild Bergamot

Native plant

Wild bergamot is a clump-forming, mint family member that grows 2-4' tall. Flowers are lavendar in color, sit solitary on top of each stem, and are attractive to bees and butterflies. This plant tolerates somewhat poor soils and some drought, but needs good circulation. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom. Tends to self-seed. The aromatic, grayish-green leaves may be used in teas.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
5 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Lavender / Pink
Fall color
Yellow Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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