Wild Bergamot

Latin Name: 
Monarda fistulosa

Wild bergamot (or bee balm) is a native wildflower of the mint family. Produces purple flowers that attract pollinators. Leaves are fragrant and often used in teas.

Photo by Cooper, G.A., courtesy of Smithsonian Institution. http://botany.si.edu/plantimages/

Upland
Type: 
Perennial
Source: 
Locally sourced native
Soil: 
Loam, sand or clay
Sun: 
Partial shade preferred but will grow in full sun
Seedling Height: 
Sold in 2 inch square pot
Maximum Height: 
2-4 feet
Potted or Root: 
Potted
Price: $7.50