Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

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3-5 feet tall
Full Sun to Part Shade
Blooms July to September
Dry to Medium Site
Approx. 150 seeds per pack


Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a member of the mint family and its leaves and petals can be used to make a delicious earl grey tea. It is undemanding but does not like being crowded by other plants. It is an important nectar source for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Growing Instructions

Wet and cold stratification required. Mix seeds with moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or moss) and place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at 1/8 inch depth. Do not let seedling dry out while it is establishing.


Sow directly outdoors in late fall to overwinter.