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Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Wild Bergamot

Prolific bloomer, established plants can flower for up yo 8 weeks  in summer. Large, soft lavender flowers attract butterflies, native bees and hummingbirds. Its foliage is fragrant and extremely tolerant to powdery mildew. Perfect for landscape massing near a pond or in a rain garden.

Benefits

Blooms are hummingbird and butterfly magnet
Stems provide winter cover for beneficial insects
Superb for use in rain gardens
Perfect for massing for long summer color
Drought resistant once established
Deer Resistant and powdery mildew tolerant

Height
30-36 Inches

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Spread
20-24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

openings and moist thickets from Maine to Michigan south to Ohio and West Virginia, then down the mountains to northern Georgia.

Native Trivia

The mint family contains many fragrant plants such as lavender, mint and wild Bergamot. This family is easily identifiable because of its square stems and fragrant foliage. In general bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love the mint family!


"I thrive on the sweet nectar from these spectacular flowers as do my hummingbird friends!"

Good Companions
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium Perennials
Medium to Tall Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Late Summer
Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Wet Sun
Native Habitat
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Bog, water garden
Border
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
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Idaho
Illinois
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New York
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Tennessee
Texas
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Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
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