Companion Plants for Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

greenthumbzdudeJune 21, 2013

I have a very large/aggressive stand of wild bergamot in my butterfly garden.....I am tired of pulling baby bergamots and other weeds....I am going to covert this butterfly garden into a meadow/rain garden....any suggestions for native plants that make good companions with wild bergamot and can compete well with them?

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In my area there is a field (power line really) that has M. fistulosa and also:

- wild quinine
- 7 different species of goldenrod (some clumping)
- butterfly weed
- black-eyed Susan
- silphiums
- helianthus
- phlox paniculata (and some spring blooming phlox species)
- purple asters
- angelica
- featherbells

And other things, of course, but these are prolific. They make for a nice combination and sequence of blooms from spring to fall. Of course there is a ton of wild blackberry too to fill in all the spaces....

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 2:54PM
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