Wild Bergamot (Monarda fisulosa) Shaggy pink/lavender blooms will be one of the most wildly attractive plants for the bees and butterflies. Like other plants in the mint family, Monarda can form large spreading clumps that will need attention from time to time. Hard clay will slow them down somewhat. Give monarda an open location with good air circulation to avoid the ubiquitous powdery mildew. Perennial (to zone 4), with lots of babies if you don't deadhead. All parts of the plant have that distinctive bergamot scent.