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Bergamot
Monarda didyma
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-10)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
Adored for its showy blossoms that pollinators cant resist! Its alternate name, bee balm, refers to the use of crushed leaves to soothe bee stings. Citrus-scented leaves and flowers can be brewed into a pleasant, soothing tea! Young leaf tips and flowers offer an added touch to salads. You will notice that bergamot has a flavour very similar to the bergamot orange fruit from the citrus bergamia tree used to flavour earl grey tea. Thymol content gives it antibacterial properties that can be utilized for colds, coughs, fevers and topically for skin wounds. A perfect choice for a butterfly or cottage garden as well as borders creating a beautiful colour contrast. Thrives is rich, moist soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers well drained soil but is tolerant to a variety of soil conditions as long as it remains moist. Height 2-4 feet.
S1380 Seeds $5.25/pkt
S1380 Bulk Seeds $20.00/g, $140.00/10g
Currency: United States Dollar

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