Blooms from midsummer right through into autumn
Distinctive whorled flowers are a magnet for bees and great for cutting
A must for any herbaceous border or wildlife garden
Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)
cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower gardenwoodland garden
full sunsun or semi shadedappled shade
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Bergamot are unusual-looking but hardworking perennials that deserve a place in any herbaceous border or wildlife garden. Stiff, upright stems bear distinctive whorls of tubular flowers that are a magnet for bees and bloom almost continuously from June to September with regular deadheading. An enduringly popular heritage variety, Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ bears whorls of rich deep scarlet flowers, beautifully offset by bronze-tinged foliage. The flowers make an excellent addition to bouquets and the citrus-scented leaves can be eaten in salads or dried and used to make pot pourri. Unfussy about soil type and thriving anywhere from full sun to dappled shade, this reliable perennial will quickly form a dense clump that associates beautifully with ornamental grasses and purple-leafed plants. Height: 90cm (35in). Spread: 45cm (18in).
Culinary note: Use the dried leaves to make Bergamot tea or use the sweet, spicy flavoured petals to enhance salads, jellies, rice or pasta dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF5544)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KA4439)
1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64422)
2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64423P)
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
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