Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa, commonly called Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm , has a lovely violet blossom and distinctively aromatic foliage. It is a familiar component of prairie and savanna communities on all but the wettest of soils. Wild Bergamot is a favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Its species name, fistulosa, refers to the tube-like structure of its blossoms, which appear from July through September, nicely complementing nearby yellow composite flowers. Another bee and butterfly magnet in the garden.

Plant Spacing 2-3′

Sun Exposure Full Sun  Part Shade 

Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic  Dry 

Height 4 feet 

Bloom Color Purple 

Bloom Time July  Aug  Sept 

Categorized as Sun