- Full Sun to Partial Shade (2 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 36 - 48 Inches
- Mature Spread 36 - 48 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Wild Bergamot, scientifically known as Monarda fistulosa, is a lavender-colored, flowering perennial native to North America. It’s a member of the mint family and will readily naturalize an area and attract swarms of bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators to the garden. Wild Bergamot is part of the American Beauties Native Plant program.
Wild Bergamot is a very beneficial and productive native perennial. The lavender flowers bloom all summer, attracting plenty of beneficial pollinators. It's fast growing, low maintenance, drought tolerant, and deer resistant. Wild Bergamot grows up to 4 feet tall with an equal spread in Hardiness Zones 3-8. The minty leaves can be used to make tea, and the lavender flowers are edible, enhancing salads or making a lovely garnish. Wild Bergamot is noted to have a variety of health benefits and is also known to repel mosquitos.
Wild Bergamot Care
Wild Bergamot is notoriously easy to grow and thrives in all kinds of soil. It prefers full sun locations with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily, and well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Find a spot with ample air circulation to prevent powdery mildew.
Mulch the plants around the base to help maintain soil moisture and to prevent weeds. Deadhead spent flowers to keep plants looking tidy. Cut the plant back in late fall, before the first frost, but leave a few feet of the hollow stems standing to harbor beneficial insects during the winter. Remove the dried stalks in early spring as new growth appears. Wild Bergamot is easily propagated by seeds, cuttings, or division every few years.
Wild Bergamot Spacing
Wild Bergamot can grow in clumps up to 4 feet wide once established, so give each plant plenty of room to mature and receive healthy air circulation. Easy to grow and maintenance-free when grown in a perennial border, Wild Bergamot is also a fantastic naturalizing plant.
Wild Bergamot Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade (2 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 36 - 48 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 36 - 48 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 36 - 48 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Description: Lavender Purple|
|Bloom Period: Bloom All Season|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Wild Bergamot|
|Other Name(s): Wild Bergamot|
|Scientific Name: Monarda fistulosa|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.