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Monarda fistulosa

Common Name(s):
Wild bergamont
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials
Comment:

This clump-forming member of the mint family (square stems) reaches a height of 2-4 feet.  Leaves are 4-inch long, toothed, oblong and gray-green.  They are  very fragrant and can be used for tea.  Tubular flowers appear to top stems in globular formation.  They are attractive to hummingbirds and butterlifes and also makes a good cut flower.  Deadhead flowers to prolong summer blooming.  Will easily reseed.  Does well in a naturalied area or rain garden.

 

This plant is deer resistant.  It tolarates dry rocky soil, shows resitance to black walnuts and drought. 

 

Rust can be a problem.  Powdery mildew can also  be a problem with all Monarda spp. espeically in crowded conditions with poor air flow but this particurlar speices shows resistance. 

Season:
July-September
Height:
2-4 feet
Flower Color:
lavender, light pink
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
clumping
Propagation:
seed
Exposure:
full sun, partial shade
Soil:
dry, rocky
Origin:
United States, Canada, Mexico
Tags:
r summer blooming, wildlife plant, butterflies, full sun, deer resistant, pink flowers, lavender blooms, hummingbirds, cut flowers, rain garden, lavender flowers, fragrant flowers

NCCES plant id: 2856

Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamont Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamont
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamont Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamont
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Monarda fistulosa Monarda fistulosa plant
Dan Mullen, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Monarda fistulosa Monarda fistulosa foliage
Bill Barber, CC BY-NC-2.0