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Monarda fistulosa

Also called Wild Bee Balm


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Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergemot

More About Monarda fistulosa

  • Whorls of small, tubular flowers are backed by leafy bracts
  • Lavender-pink flowers appear on square stems just above foliage
  • Matte-green, toothed, lance to oval-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
  • Foliage has an oregano scent when crushed
  • Upright, mounding habit
  • Tolerates drier conditions than most didyma species
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

90-110 cm

Spread:

75-90 cm

Colour:

Lavender,Pink
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Wild Bergemot Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to moist soil, in full sun, however, it is tolerant of partially shady locations. Powdery mildew is a common, fungal problem for monarda, although some cultivars are more resistant. All monarda should be planted in open areas that receive good, air circulation and keep a consistently moist soil, to help prevent mildew problems. Mature clumps should be thinned out. 

This species has good mildew resistance. 


Monarda fistulosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting