Also known as Bee Balm or Bergamot. Slender, tubular flowers of scarlet and pink grow on long 100 cm (40") stems. Leaves have a minty aroma when brushed. The plants do best in moist soil in semi-shaded locations. The flowers are absolutely irresistible to hummingbirds and bees. Perfect specimen for mass plantings and the back of large perennials. Bee balm does require irrigation during periods of drought however do avoid overhead watering as this specie is susceptible to powdery mildew..
Bergamo is an outstanding new annual Monarda with intense, rose-purple flower spikes whose blossoms whirl in clusters around the stems. Bergamo flowers earlier and longer than any other Monarda variety. Plants are compact, 2 1/2 feet tall, heat tolerant and mildew resistant. These lovely flowers are true butterfly magnets, bloom abundantly for several months and make wonderful bouquets. A beautiful new cultivar of old-fashioned cottage garden flowers. Approx 50 seeds/pack. Mature height 2-2.5 fe..