• cluster of wild bergamot
  • upright clump growth pattern of the Monarda Fistula
  • Beautiful wild looking flower of the wild bergamot
  • Wild Bergamot purple flower

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Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

You may have heard of bergamot tea or a perfume with hints of bergamot, but what about seeing the plant itself? Wild Bergamot is a Missouri native that is known for growing along roads or across the sweeping plains famous in Missouri. Grow this plant at home for an attractive pollinator plant, and if you're creative enough, you can create your own teas and perfumes too!

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Wild Bergamot Plants for Sale Online

Wild bergamot, or Monarda fistulosa, comes from the dry, rocky soils of the prairies in the mid-western united states. Monarda is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial that produces wild-looking lavender flowers formed on sturdy stems. The flowers of Wild Bergamot rest upon showy, pinkish leaf bracts. Bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds love wild bergamot as people do. This is the monarda plant for the native plant purest that prefers straight species rather than the cultivars.


Growzone: 3-9 Wild Bergamot Hardiness Zones 3-9
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 2 to 4 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flower Color: Lavender
Flowering Season: July to September
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition: Prefers dry, average to sandy soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds.

How to Care for Wild Bergamot

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


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