Monarda fistulosa Seeds

Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm Seeds

A showy wildflower with beautiful clusters of pink to lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Edible
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size24-48" tall
Bloom TimeMid summer to fall
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SizePacket
SKUHC013255

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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A showy wildflower with beautiful clusters of pink to lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds. Grows best in sun with wel-drained, dry to medium soil conditions. Leaves can be dried and used for tea. USDA zones 3-9.
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SKUHC013255
Common Name
Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm Seeds
Botanical Name
Monarda fistulosa Seeds
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Native To
North America
Seeds Per Pound
1120000
Seeds Per Packet
500
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Edible, Adds Texture
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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