SEED SIZE: SMALL SEEDS
The flowers may be visited by hummingbirds, hummingbird moths, many types of bees and butterflies.
Monarda fistulosa, the wild bergamot or bee balm, is a wildflower in the mint family widespread and abundant as a native plant in much of North America. This plant, with showy summer-blooming pink to lavender flowers, is often used as a honey plant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental.
Fragrance and Foliage
Bergamot is a member of mint family (Lamiaceae) and, as such, has fragrant leaves. Bergamot's leaves smell like oregano, according to the Illinois Wildflowers website, but the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website states the leaves have a minty aroma.
Wild Bergamot Bee Balm Mint Wildflower Organic Naturally Grown
Wild bergamot, known by many other common names, is a popular and showy perennial. Clusters of lavender, pink or white flowers, looking like ragged pompoms, bloom atop 2-5 ft., open-branched stems. This showy perennial, frequently cultivated, has aromatic leaves used to make mint tea.
How To Germinate:
Sow indoors late February to mid-March, or direct sow in early spring when a light frost is still possible. Seeds can also be direct sown in October. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-40 days.
ABOUT THESE SEEDS: SEEDS FRESHLY HARVESTED AUGUST 19th, 2020 from right here on our Unique Creek Homestead!
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