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Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa. Lamiaceae. This species of Bee Balm has fragrant foliage and showy, pink-lavender blooms atop 2-5 foot stems. This stunning perennial blooms in late spring through early fall. This perennial can be typically found in dry woods, wet meadows, and woodland edges. Enjoys full sun to part shade with dry to moist, well-drained soil. Powdery mildew can be prevented by providing good air circulation and drainage.

Bee Balm is recognized as attracting a large number of native bees as well as other pollinators such as hummingbirds. Highly deer resistant. This plant has edible leaves and flower heads which also have a number of medicinal values.

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