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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A more delicate species than its red-flowered cousin, Bergamot has lovely lavender flowers and a more graceful look. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

    Latin Name

    Monarda fistulosa


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Also Known As

    Bee balm


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Herb

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 4'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Herb
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Black Walnut

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    North America


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia offered Wild Bergamot for sale in his 1770 catalog.


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