Monarda fistulosa


Monarda fistulosa is native throughout the United States. Its purple-pink flowers attract bees,butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Though it will grow in full sun, it performs better with some shade, on a roof.

Its square stem shows that it is a member of the mint family, as does its fragrant foliage.


  • Botanical Name: Monarda fistulosa
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late Summer
  • Winter Interest: Dormant
  • Height: 24"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Origin: North America
  • Self Sowing: Somewhat
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Allium schoenoprasum,

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