Monarda fistulosa is an herbaceous perennial that grows from slender creeping rhizomes, thus commonly occurring in large clumps. The plants are typically up to 3 ft (0.9 m) tall, with a few erect branches. Its leaves are about 2-3 in (5–8 cm) long, lance-shaped, and toothed.
Its compact flower clusters are solitary at the ends of branches.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot, bee balm|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2.00 to 4.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Purple|
|Bloom Time ||July to September|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Give plants a thick mulch, especially in northern growing areas.
Best grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Watering ||Dry to medium|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||35d centigrade|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Bergamot special feature
Provides color and contrast for the herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow or naturalized area.
- This Plant is often used as a honey plant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental
- Bergamot does have medicinal uses
- It induces perspiration, lowers fevers, and through its carminative action, aids digestion
- It has been used for colds, fevers, headaches, gastric disorders such as flatulence, nausea and vomiting
- Externally, the fresh leaves are applied to pimples and other skin eruptions
- All parts of the plant make a delicious tea
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Bergamot?
Bergamot is commonly known as Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot, bee balm
How tall do Bergamot grow?
On average Bergamot grows 2.00 to 4.00 feet
What color are Bergamot?
A Bergamot plant bears flowers of color Purple
When Bergamot blooms?
With enough light, Bergamot may produce Purple flowers in July to September
How hard is Bergamot to grow?
A Bergamot is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Bergamot need?
A Bergamot prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Bergamot need?
A Bergamot prefers watering Dry to medium
What kind of soil does a Bergamot need?
A Bergamot prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Bergamot like?
A Bergamot prefers 35d centigrade
How often should I fertilize my Bergamot?
To encourage Bergamot growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Saturday, 02 November 2019
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