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