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Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa 


Extremely popular plant for prairie and dry meadow gardens. The jester hat-like flowers are a lavender-purple colour and, along with the leaves, make a great mint tea.  At one time, a treatment for respiratory ailments was made from the oil. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. An important species in prairie restoration. Drought tolerant.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 2-4 Feet

    Blooms: July to August

    Bloom Colour: Pink

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Dry to Moist, Average, Clay & Sandy/Gravel Soil

    Habitat: Prairies & Meadows

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