Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa

Wild bergamot

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with lilac to pink flowers, blooms June to September along roadsides, woods, dry fields, and thickets. Forms large colonies, frequently in calcareous soils. The leaves have a minty fragrance.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
42.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,272,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Lilac/Pink
Blooming Season: 
Summer