Wild Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa - Perennial
Love me some Bee Balm. This plant provides so much love to humans and critters, it's beautiful, fragrant, long-lived, long-blooming, provides nectar, forage and much, much medicine. Look up it's many gifts - and the next time you have Bergamot Tea, it will feel even better to drink it in. Indigenous Peoples used this plant in many applications as food and medicine. Loved by humans for millennia.
Grows up to 3' with delightful, showy pink bed-head looking flowers. Pollinators and hummingbirds adore this plant and it is a host for many beautiful insects. Blooms in June and July and appreciates full sun. Can take lean soils and low water once established. Hardy to Zone 3.
Cool moist stratify for 45 days or plant in fall to early spring.
Plant on the surface and barely cover the seed. Press in for good seed-to-soil-contact.