Monarda fistulosa seed (Wild Bee Balm)


Stronger bergamot scented and taller than its shade loving M. didyma cousin. Dense mop-head clusters of mauve blooms are hummingbird magnets from June to frost.  Does not get powdery mildew.

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Stronger bergamot scented and taller than its shade loving Bee Balm cousin (Monarda didyma). Being from the prairie grasslands, this perennial naturalizes well in sunny sites and ordinary soils. Dense mop-head clusters of pale mauve blooms are extremely attractive to hummingbirds and other nectar seekers from June to frost.  Add leaves and/or flowers to your tea for your own Earl Grey or herbal tea blend. Tolerates seasonal drought well. Disease resistant. Our plants are from seed collected from the Alberta prairie. Grows to 1 meters. Strong wiry stalks hold up to windy sites.

  • Seed Count: 100
  • Collection Date:  August 2021
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Habitat: full/semi sun; average well draining soil. Drought tolerant; prairie native
  • Height and Width:  +1m x +1m clump
  • Germination test type: hand sort

How to germinate Monarda fistulosa seed:

Sow 4 mm deep. Keep moist; greater success with plastic cover. Opt. germination temp: 15-22 C. Days to germ: 7-21. Deer & pest proof. Tea. Nectar. June to Sept bloom





Additional information

Weight2 g