Flowers Monarda (Bee Balm) Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Monarda Seed

Product ID: 827

Bright lavender blooms with a spicy scent.

Used by Native Americans to soothe bronchial complaints and ease colds. Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting.

• Edible Flowers: Add petals to salads, sprinkle over mild fish, use in fruit salads, or to garnish desserts and drinks. Flavor is minty and spicy.

• Nectar plant for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Avg. 87,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/8 Ounce

$9.65
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1/4 Ounce

$15.95
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1/2 Ounce

$26.55
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1 Ounce

$46.80
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1/4 Pound

$126.40
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1 Pound

$283.00
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow the seeds in flats, barely covering them. Transplant to individual containers when the seedlings have their first true leaves. Transplant outside in the spring or summer, 6-8 weeks after starting the seeds, spacing plants 12-18" apart.
Direct seed: Sow from early spring up until 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall. Direct seed or sow in a cold frame to be transplanted when they reach a height of 3-4". Sow about one seed per inch in rows 18" apart. Thin to 12-18" apart.

DISEASE: Bee balm is very susceptible to powdery mildew, which is exacerbated by humidity and any kind of plant stress, even drought. To reduce the likelihood of mildew, keep the soil moist, minimizing overhead watering; space the plants far enough apart to allow for good air circulation between plants; remove diseased foliage to prevent the fungus from overwintering; and divide the plant about every 3 years, discarding the old center growth and replanting the new side shoots.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
A moist, rich soil that is slightly acidic.

PLANT HEIGHT: 36-48".

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 4-10.

HARVEST: Starting the first year, leaves may be harvested. More leaves may be harvested each year as plant size increases. Bee Balm does not usually flower until the second year. Mature plants, 3-4 years old, can be divided to make new plants.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Monarda fistulosa
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
365 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers