When will Wild Bergamot Sprout?

edlincoln(6A)April 10, 2013

Last summer I purchased Wild Bergamot in a pot (which someone else said was a variety of Bee Balm). I planted it, and it sent a spindly stalk up, but never bloomed. The stalk and leaves survived until late winter, when the snow destroyed it.

Is this a plant like a tulip, which will send up new leaves each Spring? Or like a tree, that dies when it's trunk is chopped down? When can I expect it to send up a new stalk and new leaves? So far it hasn't.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ncrescue

My native ones are just starting to show, and I am in a warmer area. I thought I had lost them! The hybrids have been visible all winter, if you know where to look, and are spreading nicely.

I would wait a while before giving up.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 7:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
edlincoln(6A)

The part that sticks up above the ground was completely destroyed late in the winter, (destroyed by snow and a plow, buried under a drift) and hasn't come back yet. I'm trying to determine if this is the sort of plant that can come back if the above ground portion is destroyed.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Many of my perennials are late to show - winter has hung on long. What else is up in your location? My crocuses and pussy willow are only now just blooming and the most cold tolerant natives are only now starting to peek through the soil and make themselves known. I live in Western NY State not exactly next to MA but we are often affected by the same weather systems and so perhaps your cold weather has hung on a bit too long as well.

And yes, there are many perennials - monarda included, that die back to the ground for winter and sprout anew in the spring.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 4:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
edlincoln(6A)

We had a bad winter here to...epic snow storms, although not terribly cold. Not much is blooming in our yard except three bulbs. Elsewhere in the neighborhood I see lots of tulips.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 11:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Most hardy perennials start to sprout any time starting with crocus bloom time onward, depending upon the plant. (Crocuses bloom before daffodils and tulips.) My established monarda plants are just starting to sprout up. Young plants tend to be slower to sprout than the mature, established plants.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Recommendations for native conifers
Which native conifers would you recommend planting...
tomp123
Tips on growing ferns from spores? Have prothallia!
This year I decided I'd try my hand at growing ferns...
candogal
Agalinis auriculata and other imperiled species for your garden
Has any of you tried to introduce a locally imperiled/endangered...
WoodsTea 6a MO
Mountain Mint/Pycnanthemum questions
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Hoary...
topie
Arum italicum - how to eradicate
I've just learned how invasive this plant can be. I'm...
shelley_r
Sponsored Products
Climb Wall Hooks in White - Set of 3
$19.99 | Dot & Bo
Soap or Lotion Dispenser
Signature Hardware
Copeland Furniture | Berkeley Floor Mirror
YLiving.com
Salsbury Industries Roll-A-Bout - Brass/Americana Style
Beyond Stores
Sample-Loft Horizon Macadamia Polished 2x16 Tile 1/2 Piece Sample
$2.99 | TileBar
A19 Lighting | Andros Pendant Light
$124.99 | YLighting
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Fireside Patio Mats Rugs Lonely Forest Green 6 ft. x 9
$54.99 | Home Depot
Gotham Pendant by SONNEMAN Lighting
$150.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™