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Directory of Wildflowers

Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Lavender
Pink
 
Bloom Season
July - August
 

Features

Tubular pink or lavender flowers held in dense clusters. Foliage is strongly scented.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils. Wild Bergamot will tolerate some dryness.

Notes

Found in open woods are prairies. Naturalizes readily.