499

This listing is for one packet of Wild Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 500 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!

A.k.a. bergamot or beebalm. A showy mint relative that attracts equally flashy pollinators including skippers, butterflies, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds! Generally adaptable, but prefers well-drained soils. It’s herb-y taste means it is rarely browsed by mammals.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Color: Lavender

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Supports mainly long tongued pollinators such as long-tongued bees, bee flies, butterflies, skippers, and hummingbird moths, as well as hummingbirds. Hosts the hermit sphinx and grey marvel moths. A mild herby taste makes foliage unpalatable to browsers.

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