Wild Bergamot


Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Wild Bergamot is a tall, fragrant perennial commonly used for beautification, cultured flower beds and flower arrangements. Also know bee balm, Wild Bergamot  is a wildflower in the mint family Lamiaceae and is  widespread and abundant in much of North America. This plant, with showy summer-blooming pink to lavender flowers, is often used as a honey plant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental. Wild Bergamot displays distinct gray to green leaves and pink to lavender-colored petals.

Plant in areas of full or partial sun, blooms July-September in most areas. Excellent for attracting beneficial pollinators. Grows well in nurseries and neutral soil types. Can grow up to 4′ tall in ideal conditions, but averages 20-36″ in most zones. Native.

Recommended seeding rate is 1-2 lb.s per acre.

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(Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot NRCS Plant Guide

PDF version of NRCS Plant Guide & Fact Sheet

Prepared By & Species Coordinator:
M. Kat Anderson, USDA, NRCS, National Plant Data Center, c/o Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, California

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Many plants have more than one common and scientific name. We've listed a few of them below.

  • Wild Bergamot
  • Monarda fistulosa
  • Bee Balm

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