PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'|
|Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea|
|A beautiful perennial well known as a medicinal herb and for flavouring Earl Grey tea. The masses of pale-mauve blooms are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects, The foliage is scented.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow under glass at 20C/68F on the surface of good quality, moist compost, covering with a dusting of sieved compost or fine vermiculite, transplanting into individual pots when seedlings are large enough to handle and planting out in early summer after hardening off. Alternatively, sow direct, 3mm deep in moist, finely raked soil, thinning plants to about 12in/30cm apart.|