Bergamot, Wild (Monarda)

Our Nursery is Closed.  We have left this website up for reference information about the plants we have sold.  See below for this plant’s description.


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

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