Monarda fistulosa

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soils: A wide range from moist to dry, organically rich, well-drained sand, loam, clay.
Bloom Time: Lavender flowers bloom in July, August, September
Size: 1-3 feet in height; 3 foot spread

Easy to grow in a perennial border, wildflower garden or meadow. A great naturalizing wildflower and a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. Leave the seed heads.

Garden Companions

Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata), Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum), New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts long-tongued bees, bee flies, butterflies, skippers, and hummingbird moths
• Birds eat the seeds
• Host plant for the Raspberry Pyrausta Moth

Native Habitat

Occurs in dry open woods, fields, wet meadows and ditches, edges of woods and marshes

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