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Belton, MO 64012
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Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot

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Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

With a long summer bloom period the whorls of lavender flowers are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds while the gray-green foliage is aromatic.

Additional Information:


Height
24-48 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Lavender


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Can develop a powdery mildew on leaves. Use behind foreground plants in a border or use in meadow plantings.

Good Companions
Foxglove Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata), Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis), Prairie Beard Tongue (Penstemon tubaeflorus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar