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Wild bergamot

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Monarda fistulosa
Photo: Frédéric Coursol
Monarda fistulosa



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. Its pink or lavender flowers, rich in nectar, are visited notably by bees, bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage and flowers are aromatic.

Height: 60 to 120 cm
Width: 45 to 60 cm
Blooms: pink or lavender, late June to August
Attractions for wildlife: attracts butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds

Common name

Wild bergamot

Latin name (genus)

Monarda fistulosa

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh to slightly dry, well-drained
Observation: vigorous plant. To be grown in a well-ventilated area to reduce the risk of downy or powdery mildew.


  • Zone 3

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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