Bergamot, Wild (Monarda)
Discontinued Variety – to be replaced with mildew-resistant cultivar ‘Claire Grace’ that is highly attractive to pollinators
See below for the plant description, reviews, and how to purchase our plants.
Wild Bergamot or beebalm
Monarda fistulosa L.
Perennial native plant
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Width: 2 to 3 feet
Flower color: pink, purple, or white
Bloom time: summer
Light needed: sun, part sun
Soil needed: dry, moist. Thrives in a wide range of soils, from acid to lime to rich to poor to sand to clay.
Notes: Member of the mint family so it spreads quickly but it is fairly easy to control. The native species is susceptible to powdery mildew, but some cultivars, such as ‘Claire Grace’, are mildew resistant. Reduce mildew by providing good drainage and air circulation.
Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds
Resistant to deer
For more details, visit: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MOFI
How to Purchase Our Plants:
See our Calendar for the dates and locations of our pop up sales, where you can browse our stock of plants in person. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
Zoning regulations prevent us from having customers coming to our backyard nursery. We do not ship plants.