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Monarda didyma 'Balmy Lilac'

Bergamot

Perennial Any

What is Perennial Any?

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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Monarda 'Balmy Lilac' is a compact, early-flowering dwarf bergamot that is ideal for smaller gardens, prairie planting and positioning towards the front of herbaceous borders. Masses of unusual-looking deep lilac flowers, which are a magnet for bees, are held above a mound of fragrant foliage. This dwarf bee balm shows strong resistance to mildew and is particularly effective when planted amongst drifts of ornamental grasses. The citrus-scented leaves can be dried and used to make tea or pot pourri, while the edible flowers make a colourful and flavoursome addition to salads and desserts. They also make great cut flowers. Height: 30cm (12in). Spread: 25cm (10in).

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.

Height Up to 25cm (10in)
Spread Up to July

Perennial Any

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Flowering Months


1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KC9170)

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.
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.

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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