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Wild bergamot offers a variety of benefits such as soil stabilization, fragrant flowers, and food source for butterflies and hummingbirds. Drought tolerant.

Wild bergamot offers a variety of benefits such as soil stabilization, fragrant flowers, and food source for butterflies and hummingbirds. Drought tolerant. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Monarda fistulosa

Wild bergamot

This species is known for its ability to tolerate dry conditions. Has light lavender, tubular flowers with fragrant grayish-green foliage.  

Species has good mildew resistance, long bloom period, and is drought tolerant. Needs full sun


Height:

3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Purple

Monarda fistulosa Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • July
  • June
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MOFI