Monarda fistulosa2-4' tall. Our native wildflower species with aromatic lavender blossoms. Beloved by bees, butterflies and one of the best hummingbird magnets nature has to offer!
This is the species most commonly used for medicinal purposes. Infusion of the aerial parts can be used to improve digestion by reducing flatulence. Foliage is also aromatic and delicious used as tea or added to meat and bean dishes.
Wild and wily flowers form with tubular petals on pincushion heads borne above colorful bracts in July and August. Good for borders, for wet areas and for cutting.
Plant 16-20" apart in light shade in moist soil. Thrives in full sun if given adequate moisture or mulched with leaf mold; tolerates most conditions. Native to North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
These plants have long histories of traditional culinary and medicinal uses. It’s up to you to educate yourself about the safety and efficacy of using plants for medicinal purposes. The statements in our catalog and website regarding traditional medicinal uses of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA. The plants we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Plants may take a year or more to establish before they flower; roots often take several years to reach harvestable maturity.
Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.