Monarda bradburiana

Eastern Bergamot

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Eastern bergamot is a common Missouri native on dry bluffs and ravines, and in open acidic woods. It is a short, clump former in the bee balm family and has light purple flowers with dark purple speckles. Each flower head rests on a whorl of showy, burgundy tinged leaf-like bracts adding to the floral display from late spring to early summer. Flowers are nectar rich so hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies love them. Deer do not. Plant eastern bergamot in full sun to part shade and average to dry soil. Good companions might include blue wild indigo, Cumberland rosemary, sundrops, and muhly grass.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,       

Light Exposure

Full sun, Half and half,

Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Organic,       

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,


full quart


12 to 24,

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring, Early summer

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8,