Common Name: Wild Bergamot
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Moist, Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Pink, Violet, White, May, Jun, Jul
- Fruit: Seeds borne in tubular base of flowers after the petals have fallen off.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Woodland Edge, Grasslands/Prairies
Monarda fistulosa has multiple erect semi-woody stems lined with dark green leaves topped with flowers. Flowers are pink to lavender colored and have drooping tubular ray flowers lining the outer edge. Attractive to hummingbirds and a number of insects, the blooms are long-lasting and will resprout with dead-heading. Spreads by rhizomes, this species is an aggressive spreader and best in large spaces, so choose the planting site accordingly.