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Monarda fistulosa

Wild bergamot

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
2-4'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping, Stalks
Flower
Perennial

Beebalm

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Rich, moist, well-draining
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Bottomlands, thickets, stream banks
Most of North America
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil, Wet soil, Heat, Drought
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil, Wet soil, Heat, Drought
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Powdery mildew, space far apart and provide good circulation and drainage
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,New England aster,Joe pye weed,Oxeye sunflower,Common sneezeweed
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
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