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Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

A staple of the flowering summer prairie, this plant boasts varying shades of purple flowers and a distinctive minty smell. Occasionally this species will produce pink or white flowers! A tough native plant of mesic Illinois prairies. 


  • Acronym: MONFIS
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Typical Height: 48"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Mesic - Dry
  • Root Structure: Short Rhizome
  • Stratification: None Required
  • Seeds per Ounce: 70,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Kane County
    2. LaSalle County
    3. Piatt County
    4. Putnum County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • Beebalm


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Monarda fistulosa - Per Ounce

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