Wild Bergamot Seeds

Organic, Native

#6012
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Native to U.S. prairies, this heirloom is also known as monarda, horsemint, wild bee balm, and Oswego tea (because of its use by Native Americans). Its complex flavor is a combination of oregano, thyme, and mint; a unique seasoning for jellies, salads, and other savory dishes. The showy, pinkish-lavender flowers bloom all summer to the delight of bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, the wood nymph butterfly in particular. Adaptable to short periods of drought and poor soils and resistant to mildew
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Botanical Name: Monarda fistulosa

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Most of North America east of the Rocky Mountains

Plant Dimensions: 36"–48" tall and about 18"–24" wide

Variety Information: Pink to light-lavender, 3/4"–1¼" florets are arranged in a whorl around a pincushion-like center, creating a 2"–4" flattened pom-pom-shaped flower.

Type: Perennial in USDA zones 3–9

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Bloom Period: Blooms summer to fall

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date or in late summer to fall.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–21 Days

Seed Depth: Surface to 1/16"

Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 18"–24"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, cut stems when one ring of florets has opened.

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Cottage in NM
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When I saw the drawing on the seed packet, it reminded me of Bee Balm only in a lighter shade of pink - now blooming all over my garden, the sturdy spikes are at least 3' tall, topped with 1" flowers which are visited by bees, butterflies, and occasionally a hummingbird. This just might be one of my new favorite new flowers!
Kristin Thompson

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