- 2023 Indiana Natives
- Bergamot - Wild (Monarda fistulosa)
Bergamot - Wild (Monarda fistulosa)
Commonly called Bee Balm. Has a lovely violet blossom and distinctively aromatic foliage. It is a familiar component of prairie and savanna communities on all but the wettest of soils. Favorite of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Perennial growing 3' tall.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 4 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.