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Monarda didyma 'Balmy Purple'Bergamot

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Terminal clusters of distinctive shaggy flowers

An earlier flowering variety to extend the season

Highly attractive to pollinators and ideal for a wildlife border

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Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardenscut flower gardenwoodland garden

full sunsun or semi shadedappled shade

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Description

‘Balmy Purple’ is a dwarf form of Monarda, selected for its early flowering and resistance to mildew which can be a problem with other varieties. The vivid purple flowers, composed of whorled clusters of flowers bracts, are quite unlike any other perennial flower, forming shaggy heads which with diligent dead heading will bloom continuously from summer to autumn. They look wonderful next to the contrasting flower shapes of other dwarf ‘Prairie-style’ perennials, such as the upright spikes of Agastache ‘Astello Indigo’ or the daisy heads of Echinacea purpurea ‘Little Magnus’. The flowers and foliage are richly aromatic, earning Monarda the name ‘Bee Balm’ as it is highly attractive to pollinators. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 25cm (10”).

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 3 Litre Potted Plant (KC9172)

How to Grow
Bergamot plants dislike soils which are particularly dry or have a tendency to waterlogging. Plant them in a moist, well drained soil, adding compost or well rotted manure to amend excessively heavy clay or sandy soils. Choose a position in sun.
More Info
Feed and water regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded bergamot flower heads to encourage more blooms to be produced. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown of each plant in spring. Lift and divide clumps of monarda plants every 3 years in autumn to maintain vigorous, healthy growth.
Delivery

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 £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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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