Native Plant Trust

Monarda fistulosa

wild bergamot

Wild bergamot has been a historic favorite, treasured for its herbal properties and for its pretty blooms. Supporting a variety of bees and butterflies, this readily spreading, aromatic plant blooms pink in summer, favoring average, well-drained soils.

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Height: 24-42 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: Pink

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Edible
Low Maintenance
Fragrant


North American Distribution


wild bergamot - Monarda fistulosa from Native Plant Trust
wild bergamot - Monarda fistulosa from Native Plant Trust
wild bergamot - Monarda fistulosa from Native Plant Trust