Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot

Noted for its fragrance, this unusual and aromatic wildflower is a common inhabitant of sunny fields and woodland border areas. Forming attractive clumps, the bright lavender flowers of Bergamot (also known as Bee Balm) are produced in clusters and attract lots of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds! Its strong stems are sometimes used by Indigo Buntings to build nests. The flowers of Monarda fistulosa are excellent for fresh cut bouquets and its button-like seed heads are popular in dried flower arrangements. The leaves of Bergamot also make a great minty tea.

 

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  Lavender
  Mid to Late Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  3' - 5'
  Sand to Clay
  Dry to Medium

 

Approx. 100 seeds per pack - 2,804 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies, Honeybees & Songbirds!
Claybuster!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.

Outdoors: Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.

Monarda fistulosa - Bergamot

  • Product Code: C16040
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95