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Fundraiser #14- Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot Seed Balls

  • 1450


Wild Bergamot, also known as Bee Balm, grow up to 3' tall and has large, long-lasting, unique lavender flowers that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths. It blooms in late summer months. Leaves can have a mild mint scent, but are often odorless. 

It is generally an upland species, but can tolerate moist soils and is often classified as a facultative wetland plant.

Plant throughout the Fall and Winter, or in the Spring, after the danger of frost has passed. Plants may not bloom the first year if planted in the Spring. 

Ecology

  • Zone 3-9
  • US, Canada, and Mexico
  • Dry to moist soils
  • Part- Full sun
  • Facultative
  • Duration: Perennial (plant in the Fall or Early Winter for blooms the following year)

Native peoples and early settlers used Wild Bergamot for its medicinal qualities aiding in a variety of ailments. They also used its leaves to flavor meats and teas.

 

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed balls protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

OUR PROMISE We guarantee your satisfaction and will provide a full refund or replace your seed balls if your are not satisfied. Just contact us with your questions and we will work out a solution! We want your seed balls to grow!

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