|Wild Bee Balm|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Water Preferences:||Dry Mesic
|Soil pH Preferences:||Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Plant Height:||2 to 4 feet|
|Plant Spread:||2 to 3 feet|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Bi-Color: White-Pink and lavender
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom period.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Self fertile
Other info: Readily self-seeds. Seeds mature 3 months after bloom.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
Other: Divide every 3 years to improve air circulation.
Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.
|Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 3, 2014 2:45 PM
Monarda fistulosa has special value to native and bumble bees. It attracts a variety of bee species including longhorned, cuckoo, green sweat, wool carder, small resin, leafcutter, and black sweat bees. It is also reportedly an excellent browsing plants for bumble bees.
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|Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 15, 2018 5:09 PM
Wild Bergamot is a pretty and easy perennial that is a real pollinator magnet, full of many kinds of bees, wasps, butterflies, hummingbirds, and others. I see it growing wild in some spots around southeast PA. Its native range is from Minnesota into western Quebec & New England then southward in upland sites. It is sold by most all native plant nurseries around its native range and by some large, diverse nurseries. It is used a lot as an element in native meadow and prairie restorations and with native plant landscapes.
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|Catmint20906||On June 23, 2015||Bloomed|
|aspenhill||On May 17, 2014||Obtained plant
Green Spring Plant Sale - qty 1
|lovesblooms||On June 19, 2015||Bloomed
1st blooms from 2014 winter sown plant
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