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Monarda fistulosa - Bee Balm - 250 Fresh Seeds
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Monarda fistulosa - Bee Balm - 250 Fresh Seeds

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MONARDA FISTULOSA - BEE BALM THIS IS A LISTING FOR A PACK OF 250+ SEEDS. Wild bergamot or Bee Balm(Monarda fistulosa) is a wildflower in the mint family widespread andabundant as a native plant in much of North America. This plant, withshowy summer-blooming white or mauve flowers, is often used as a honeyplant, medicinal plant, and garden ornamental. The species is quitevariable, and several subspecies or varieties have been recognizedwithin it.It is a native herbaceous perennial that grows from slender creepingrhizomes, thus commonly occurring in large clumps. The plants aretypically up to 3 ft tall, with a few erect branches. Its leaves areabout 2-3 in long, lance-shaped, and toothed. Its compact flowerclusters are solitary at the ends of branches. Each cluster is about1.5 in long, containing about 20-50 flowers. Wild bergamot often growsin rich soils in dry fields, thickets, and clearings, usually on limysoil. The plants generally flower from June to September.It is hardy in Zones 3a to 9 and prefers a medium to dry soil in fullsun to part shade.Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of whichare on my 'Me' page

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