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Bergamot

Monarda spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bergamot Overview

The Monarda genus has around 20 species of annual or perennial flowering plants in the Lamiaceae (mint, dead nettle) family endemic to North America. They are clump-forming, aromatic plants with slender, oval leaves and whorls of tubular flowers clustered into spiky dense flowerheads Commonly known as bee balm, and bergamot, among other colloquial names, they are grown for their diverse flower colours and forms and thrive in sun and well-drained soils.

Common problems with Bergamot

How to propagate Bergamot

Division

Propagation for both species and cultivars is by division in spring.

Seed

For species, propagate by seed in spring.

Other uses of Bergamot

Grown for their aromatic foliage as well as their flowers.

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