Monarda fistulosa / Wild Bergamot


An intricate and showy wildflower, with nearly everything going for it – a great butterfly attractor, deer resistant and drought-hardy. Spreads to form beautiful drifts. Essential for meadows and naturalized areas.

Its spicy oregano-like foliage has wide use as a flavoring. Many traditional medicinal uses, including the treatment of colds and digestive complaints.

Host for the Hermit Sphinx moth.

Height: 3′ – 4′        Blooms: July

Siting: Average to dry soil, full sun to part sun

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Monarda fistulosa Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Hermit Sphinx

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Quart