Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

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

Plant Description

Monardas are plants belonging to the mint family. As such, they have square stems, aromatic foliage and characteristic, showy, unusual flower heads which often form tiers of more or less globose (rounded) flower clusters around the stems. They are widely spreading clump formers - meaning that in good soil, expect your clump to take off! They all prefer full sun and average to moist soil. The flowers of Wild Bergamot are a light lavender with lavender-green bracts on stems 3- to 5-feet tall, in June and July. Leaves are grayish green. It is often found in calcareous soils. Good for the rear of the perennial border or natural area, can take drier conditions.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,

Moist, Dry


full quart


36" or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Early summer,

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8