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Monarda clinopodia

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Common Name: White Bergamont, Basil Balm

Full to part sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, tolerates a range of soils except sandy.  2-4 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, white flowers with purple spots, re-seeds readily under ideal conditions.

Germination Code:   A

Native Region: Eastern half of Tennessee

Easy to grow.  Subject to mildew so needs good air circulation.  Attracts bees.

White Bergamont, Basil Balm - Monarda clinopodia
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