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  • Appearance: Wild bergamot typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters) and features square stems with opposite leaves. The leaves are lance-shaped and emit a pleasant, citrusy aroma when crushed. The plant produces clusters of tubular, two-lipped flowers that are typically lavender to pinkish-purple in color, though variations in flower color can occur.

  • Habitat: Monarda fistulosa is native to a wide range of North American habitats, including meadows, prairies, woodlands, and roadsides. It is adaptable to various soil types but thrives in well-drained, moist conditions. It is often found in full to partial sun.

  • Attracts Pollinators: The nectar-rich flowers of wild bergamot attract a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It is particularly known for its appeal to native bees and bumblebees. As such, it is a valuable addition to pollinator gardens and can contribute to the overall health of local ecosystems.

  • Medicinal and Culinary Uses: Historically, indigenous peoples and early European settlers used Monarda fistulosa for medicinal purposes. The leaves and flowers can be made into herbal teas and infusions, which were used to treat various ailments, including colds and digestive issues. Some people also use it as a mild spice or flavoring in culinary dishes, as it imparts a subtle minty flavor.

  • Garden Cultivation: Wild bergamot is a popular choice for gardeners interested in native plants and attracting pollinators. It is a low-maintenance plant that can spread by rhizomes, forming attractive clumps over time. Garden varieties with different flower colors are also available, expanding its ornamental appeal. When grown in a garden setting, it's important to provide good air circulation to prevent mildew on the leaves, which can be a common issue in humid conditions.
  • SPREAD 75-90 CM
  • HEIGHT 90-110 CM 

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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