Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Lavender
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

24 to
48
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Provides color and contrast for the border, herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow or naturalized area.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in dry to medium-wet, well-drained soil. Plants need good air circulation. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant, Edible
Basic Description

Whorls of lavender flowers are excellent nectar sources for hummingbirds and butterflies. Host plant of Hermit Sphinx Month. The gray-green foliage is aromatic. Long summer bloom period. Showy seedheads through winter. Edible teas.

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