Monarda 'Fireball'

Bergamot

Hardy Perennial

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This architectural herbaceous perennial bears whorls of tightly packed, crimson flowers atop upright, leafy stems. The flowers are highly attractive to bees and the foliage releases an aromatic bergamot fragrance when brushed again. Monarda 'Fireball' is a more compact selection of this popular plant with abundant flowers over a long period from July to September. Brilliant for late season colour, grow Bee Balm in cottage garden borders, prairie-style borders, wildlife gardens and cut flower gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Culinary information: 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.

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Perennial

cut flower gardenlow maintenance gardenwildlife gardenscottage gardens

full sunsun or semi shadedappled shade

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Flowering Months


2 monarda plants in 1 litre pots (V65663P)
1 monarda plant in 1 litre pot (V65662)

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.
Feed and water plants regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded flower heads to encourage more blooms to be produced. Cut back old foliage in autumn. Apply 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 £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.

Van Meuwen 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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