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Monarda 'Fireball'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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Aromatic foliage plays host to whorls of scarlet flowers

More compact habit than older cultivars

Less susceptibility to mildew

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Height Up to 60cm (23.6in)
Spread Up to 40cm (15.7in)

Hardy Perennial

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Full sunSun or semi shadeDappled shade

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Description
Clumps of aromatic foliage play host to whorls of scarlet flowers throughout summer. Monarda 'Fireball' has a more compact habit than older cultivars and shows less susceptibility to mildew, so you can confidently plant it in a prominent spot. The shorter stems also make this Bergamot good for cutting. This attractive hardy perennial, is free flowering, easy to grow and a magnet for bees, butterflies and other insects. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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.


3 x 1 litre potted monarda plants (T77578P)
2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants (T64429P)
1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant (64428)
1 x 9cm potted monarda plant (KC1841)

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, semi shade or dappled shade.
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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 £4.99.

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.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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