Bergamot is known by several other names, including bee balm, monarda, and Oswego tea. The shaggy-looking clusters of flowers begin blooming in midsummer and last for several weeks.
These mop-headed flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, making the plant ideal for a wildlife garden.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 30 inches Bloom Season: Summer Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3 Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 68F Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination Plant Spacing: 30 inches