PERENNIAL: Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot)

Monarda fistulosa

Photo © Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

Similar in appearance to the Beebalms, Monarda fistulosa provides color and contrast for the herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow, or perennial border.  Its aromatic leaves can be used to make mint tea. The Virginia Native Plant Society named  Wild Bergamot Wildflower of the Year in 1993.

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