Species Name:  Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild Bergamot,

Zone: 3 to 8

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Moisture: Moist to moderately dry.

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Rich to Poor

pH: 6.0 to 8.0

Bloom Time: late-June to September

Habit: A spreading rhizomatous species that frequents old fields, meadows, open woods and flood plains.
Bergamot is adaptable to a broad range of soils, light and moisture conditions from rich moist to poor dry. 
Bergamot has violet flowers that bloom over an extended period of time and produces abundant nectar
that attracts numerous pollinators. BergamotŐs aromatic foliage also makes it deer resistant.
Bergamot spreads and colonizes by thin underground rhizomes as well as naturalizing from seed.
A desirable wildflower for the garden but also an invaluable plant for naturalizing in the wild.

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda fistulosa