Bee Balm

Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot: Monarda fistulosa

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: perennial 
  • Habit: herb 
  • Size class: 2-4ft  
  • Bloom time:  July-September

Growing Conditions 

  • Sun:
    • Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil:
    • Moisture: Dry to moist
  • Water Use: 
    • Medium to low


  • Aromatic 
  • Attracts pollinators


  • Powdery mildew can be a problem though this variety is fairly resistant to it in gardens with good air circulation