Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot)

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with lilac to pink flowers, blooms June to September along roadsides, woods, dry fields, and thickets. Forms large colonies, frequently in calcareous soils. Leaves have a minty fragrance.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Lamiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single stem, rhizomatous

Mature Height: up to 3.5 ft. 

Bloom Color: Pink/lilac

Bloom Period: June - September

Annual Precipitation: 20-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes 

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 1,272,000

Seeding Rate: 0.5 - 2.0 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None