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Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot Seeds

SKU: AM013444
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No longer available this season.
This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial
key features
Botanical Name
Monarda fistulosa
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 30-40 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control


Everybody knows "Bee Balm," the famous red wildflower with the "crown-shaped" flowers. Well, this is the shorter pink cousin, famous among native Americans for making tea and other medicinal preparations.

Like all wild mints, Wild Bergamot has square stems and fragrant leaves.