Bee Balm Seeds Native Bergamot – Monarda fistulosa Wild Flower Plant
Bee Balm – Bergamot Seeds Native or Wild Bergamot is a mid-season flowering perennial essential wild flower for providing nectar for mid season pollinators. Grow as a flowering herb as part of a border design or allow to grow informally in a meadow setting, often found growing in meadows or roadside bee balm competes well with other plants and grasses.
Seed raised from my own pollinator-friendly plants these button flowered 3ft tall perennials add late season interest with dry seedheads and stems.
Monadra fistulosa grows up to 3ft+ tall when left undisturbed and as the plant mature height the number of flowering stems increase. This hardy north American native herb or flowering perennial forms a network of fine roots and leaves are scented when crushed.
Thriving on poor soils and competing with other wild flowers, bergamot is happy on the prairie or at home in the cottage garden but will need to be managed and kept in check.
Popular with an array of pollinators, particularly bees are attracted the the pink blooms these tough yet delicate flowers provide plenty of nectar.
Easy to grow sow seed and inert mixer, direct where you would like them to flower, in Fall or Early Spring or start in small pots
COMMON NAMES: Bee Balm, Bergamot
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Monarda fistulosa
FEATURE: Scented leaves, attracts bee, honey plant
SEED TYPE: Fine seed
FLOWER TIME: Summer
ZONE: 3 – 8
WIDTH: 2′ can form a large colony
LIGHT: Full Sun
MOISTURE: Dry to moist prairie, riverbanks, and ditches.
QUANTITY: 25+ very fine seeds
OTHER: A spectacular display in gardens and border chicory can also be grown in a meadow or prairie, Thriving on poor soils in full sun, on the prairie, or at home in the cottage garden, plant with bee balm, goldenrod, asters and bluestem grasses.
SOWING TIPS: Bee Balm Seeds Native
I recommend sowing these seeds, direct on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and be patient, some seeds will germinate without cold treatment others will need winter temperatures to break dormancy.
1) Sow direct in a prepared seedbed in Fall or Early Spring
2) Sow garden seeds fall or Spring in small pots keep protected in a cold frame sheltered location outdoors
3) Under lights sow anytime but consider where you grow them until they can go outdoors
4) Starting seeds on a bright windowsill with in-direct sunshine can work well for germinating garden seeds in early spring.
I like to grow 1/2 of my seeds in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this cottage garden plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
Alternatively use the following techniques to improve germination
MOIST STRATIFICATION will help seed germination~ to do so, place seeds in moist sand or peat in the refrigerator for about 6 weeks prior to planting. Keep the medium and seeds in a sealed ziplock baggie to hold in moisture. Remove them after the stratification period, and plant them in the seed mix or.
Keep soil moist, not wet. At the end of the cold stratification, keep pots covered and place them in a warm, sunny location. Remove zip-lock bag as seedlings appear.
Easy to grow sow seed and inert mixer, direct where you would like them to flower, in Fall or Early Spring, or start in small pots on a window sill several weeks before the last frost in your area.
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