Monarda fistulosa
Cultivar: Claire Grace
Appalachian Bergamot
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Range: eastern North America
Bloom Period: May-September
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies
NCBG Location: Education Center Landscape
‘Claire Grace’ is a particular showy, powdery mildew resistant cultivar of Monarda fistulosa. Like several other Monarda species, M. fistulosa makes an excellent cut flower. This plant is also a great addition to any pollinator garden because it attracts birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant is also highly deer resistant. In the wild this plant is found growing in dry open woods, fields, wet meadows and ditches. M. fistulosa will grow in a variety of soil conditions but is not tolerant of flooding.