Northeast Pollinator Plants
Monarda media (Purple Bergamot, Purple Bee Balm)
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Common Name: Purple Bergamot, Purple Bee Balm
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Use: Garden or Naturalizing
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: July - August
Flower Color: Reddish Purple
Notes: Monarda media, commonly known as Purple Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm, is a beauty in the Monarda group, flowering a tad before M. fistulosa and pairing nicely. Can you have too much Monarda?? The bees don't think so. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Introduced to New England, native to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).