This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan
These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens
Bright, nectar rich blooms attract Bees and other pollinators
Ideal for rich, moist soils
Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. This Kew Pollinators Collection has been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Whorls of spidery, pink blooms crown the upright stems of this eye-catching perennial. You won’t be surprised to learn that Bee Balm is a magnet for pollinating insects, which throng to the nectar rich blooms. Herb growers will be more familiar with its other common name of Bergamot, and the distinctive scent of its aromatic foliage. This sun loving Monarda forms an attractive clump at the front of borders, mingling happily with other herbaceous perennials, particularly on rich, damp soils. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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.
1 Packet (80 Seeds) (KB7558)
Direct sow Monarda seeds outdoors where they are to grow from September to November. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 2mm in drills spaced 30cm (12") apart and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 10-30 days. When Monarda seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.
Alternatively, sow indoors from January to March at a temperature of 20-25C (70-75F). When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors into a rich, moist, well drained soil in full sun or part shade, at a distance of 30cm (12") apart .
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