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Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

Description:

A square stemmed perennial with rosettes of red flowers in terminal whorls. Special value to bumble bees and honey bees. 2 to 3 feet tall. Blooms during summer months for 6 weeks. Prefers wet meadows and moist open woods.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Beebalm
Plant Family:Lamiaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:May to September
Fruit Timing:Late summer to fall
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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