Bergamot (Monarda didyma)

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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.

Growing Tips

Prefers a constantly moist position in the garden. It will tolerate low to high light conditions.

Use

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.

Herb Attributes

HarvestRegularly
PositionShade to full sun
Height30cm
Width90cm
LifespanPerennial