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Monarda fistulosa

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Common Name: Wild Bergamont

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, adapted to most soils including rocky and clay, slightly acid to neutral pH.  3-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, pinkish lavender flowers, spreads readily by re-seeding and can be aggressive.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region: Statewide

Showy flowers.  Easy to grow but can be weedy.  Needs good air circulation to reduce powdery mildew.  Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Wild Bergamont - Monarda fistulosa
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Wild Bergamont - Monarda fistulosa 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Wild Bergamont - Monarda fistulosa 3
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/