Bees and butterflies are attracted by the high nectar yield of this medium height perennial in an interesting range of reds, pinks and mauves, plus white. Its seed has long been grown for the false bergamot extracted from the young leaves, which make a great addition to pot pourri. Panorama Mixed is an excellent addition to summer borders.
Bergamot is a trouble-free hardy perennial which flowers for the first time in the year after sowing and in subsequent summers. Monarda didyma, a native of Canada and the USA, was named after the Spanish botanist Nicholas Monardes (1493-1588), author of the first medicinal flora of North America.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP).
Habit: Tall, Upright.