Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a popular showy perennial in the mint family. Its light green stem is four-angled, hairless, and branches frequently in the upper half. It has opposite, broadly ovate leaves that are aromatic with smells of mint or oregano. At the top of major stems are rounded, lavender flowerheads that resemble pompoms, and form showy "button" seedheads through the winter. It has long been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and its leaves have commonly been used for making tea.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 2' - 4'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
MONARDA - BEE BALM / BERGAMOT / HORSEMINT
Monarda is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family with approximately 15 different species only found in North America. The species includes annuals and perennials with tubular flowers that have a narrow upper lip and wider lower lip. The flower heads are typically crowded with leafy bracts, and varies in color from red, pink, and lavender depending on the species. The crushed leaves of all species gives off a spicy, fragrant essential oil, and several species have been used by Native Americans as medicinal plants due to its natural source of the antiseptic compound thymol.
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