Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
A low growing, spreading perennial with long lasting pink flowers in spring and summer. Sweet, aromatic, ovate leaves are covered in fine hairs. Flowers feature 5cm whorls of two-lipped blossoms that look like red tassels, giving a very colourful display.
Prefers a constantly moist position in the garden. It will tolerate low to high light conditions.
A classic marjoram flavour with a twist of orange that blends well with many traditional herbs and adds a tangy flavour to stuffing, sauce and marinades. Use at the start of the cooking cycle. It also makes a nice herbal tea. A cleansing herb that helps with relaxation and as a skin tonic. Attractive edible flowers make a nice garnish.
|Position||Shade to full sun|