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Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa


Soil Type - Well drained, sandy loam
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - Tolerates dry conditions
Light - Full sun


Height - up to 3 ft.
Time of bloom - July - August
Flower colors - purple, lilac
Propagation - division, seed
Transplants - fair

A common north country wildflower.
Second cousin of Bee Balm - the family resemblance is unmistakable
Wild bergamot is often found in meadows with sandy soil and dry conditions.