Wild Bergamot is a member of the mint family of plants. It is also known as Bee Balm.
Its flowers and foliage have a slight mint-like fragrance.
In pre-settlement times, the species was probably found primarily on prairies. But unlike most prairie plants which seldom grow by themselves in non-prairie areas, Wild Bergamot grows easily in all open field habitats.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Lavender
Height: 2 to 5 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds