Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'
Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period July-September
Height 24-36in/.60-90cm
Light preference Full sun/part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Late winter to late spring, barely cover
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.
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