Also called Wild Bee Balm
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
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils