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Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm)

SKU: AM018672
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The tubular nectar-rich flowers of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm are magnets for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It blooms from midsummer into fall with fragrant pale purple flowers that seem to burst from the buds like fireworks. This easy-care native perennial is deer resistant, adaptable to most soil types, and freely spreads to create swaths of color and fragrance. (Monarda fistulosa)
key features
Botanical Name
Monarda fistulosa
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall


(24-48" tall x 24-36" wide) The intriguing blossoms of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm burst forth from their buds into clusters of nectar-rich, tubular flowers held aloft by a ring of showy bracts. True to its name, the plant's purple-pink flowers are magnet for bees and many other pollinators. Wild Bergamot is easy to grow, adaptable, and readily spreads to form large swaths. You'll have so many flowers from midsummer into fall that the bees won't mind if you cut a few to jazz up indoor arrangements. Healthy leaves or flowers can be used to make tea. This deer-resistant perennial is native to the states east of the Rocky Mountains, and thrives in all but the hottest, driest regions. It prefers full sun to part shade and tolerates a range of soils  from dry to moist. A charming addition to herb gardens, meadow plantings, cottage gardens, or perennial flower beds.