Bergamot, Beebalm, Oswego Tea, Horsemint

There are around 21 species in this genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials. They are native to North America.

 

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Monarda didyma Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Scarlet Monarda, Oswego Tea, Crimson Beebalm, Horsemint.
M. fistulosa Wild Bergamot
M. media Purple Bergamot
M. punctata Horsemint

Species Hgt (ft) Flower Color
M. didyma 2-4 Red
M. fistulosa 2-5 Purple

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.

 

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