Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Botanical Name: Monarda fistulosa
Common Name: Wild Bergamot
Plant Size: Baby Plant Plug
Wild bergamot or beebalm is a wonderful addition to the native plant garden: it's a long season bloomer, has a unique flower head to provide textural contrast, will stand tall (but not too tall), and the deer usually keep clear of it. It's a dependable source of nectar for many flying pollinators throughout the summer including long-tongued bees, a small black sweat bee, bumble bees, hummingbird moths, and leaf cutting bees. You will probably see a ruby-throated hummingbird visit the flower as well as as several moths and butterflies.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: July to September
Light: Full sun to Part shade
Water: Dry to Medium
Low to No Deer Browse
Note: Plant plugs are baby plants. Plug plants have a soil root base of roughly 5" deep x 2" square with varying above ground growth -- a plug is the best size to plant with habitat gardening. Plant plugs are better adapted to being planted in a new garden and will grow-in healthier then larger plant sizes. And small plugs are easier & quicker for you to plant!
Within a few months to a year, the plant plugs will flower and fill in your garden. Thee plants will be much happier and healthier within their new surroundings as they were planted small and given room to grow-in on their own.