Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa
Wild Bergamot is an unusually showy member of the mint family. It has large, striking lavender flowers, and long, pointed leaves that have the scent of oregano when crushed. One of its common names is “bee balm,” because of its attraction for all manner of bees, but butterflies, hummingbirds and moths love it, too. Wild bergamot prefers full or partial sun, and tolerates moist to dry conditions. Bergamots are popular garden plants, and the smaller stature and profuse blooming habit of wild bergamot make it a good choice for the backyard prairie garden. 50 seeds/3.00. 1/2 oz/14.00.