Wild Bergamot - Bee Balm Seeds

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HEIRLOOM.

Wild Bergamot, known for its ability to draw beneficial bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden with its distinctive flowers, is an heirloom variety that showcases striking purple/pink blooms throughout the summer months. Indigenous to North America and resilient in zones 3-9, it appeals to a broad spectrum of gardeners. Moreover, this plant offers numerous medicinal benefits. Its leaves emit a pleasant scent reminiscent of oregano and can be utilized to create teas or tinctures. Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting into the garden. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 60-70°. Light required for germination. Transplant to the garden after your average last frost date. Or, plant seeds directly in the garden from early spring to mid-summer. Sow thickly, thinning to 1 plant every 12-18". Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting. Divide plants after 3-4 years. This wildflower is native to North America attracting a host of beneficial bees, butterflies and birds. Can be used for a variety of medicinal benefits.

Scientific Name: Monarda fistulosa
Days to Maturity: 365
Seed Depth: Surface-1/8"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Row Spacing: 18-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial Shade
Plant Height: 36-48"
Life Cycle: Perennial
Frost Hardy: Yes

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Leslie Stockdale (Boring, US)
Seeds for Spring/ Bees

I will be planting them in mid-March so they'll be close-ish to blooming for our Bees

Wild Bergamot - Bee Balm Seeds
Wild Bergamot - Bee Balm Seeds
Wild Bergamot - Bee Balm Seeds

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