Wild Bergamot

Botanical Name: Monarda fistulosa

Height: about 1 m

Season of bloom: July

Growing Conditions: Full sun to part sun. Lean, well-drained soil.

Wildlife benefits: Visited by many pollinators, including hummingbird clearwing moths..

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes

Remarks: Easy and showy — should be in every meadow.

Similar species: Beebalm

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