This mint family perennial (Monarda fistulosa), also known as Wild Bergamot or Lavender Bergamot, grows delicate crown-shaped pale pastel purple flowers and foliage with a scent reminiscent of the bergamot citrus. The entire Monarda genus has been historically used as a cold tea, topically as a wound poultice, and as a food / seasoning. One popular contemporary use is making Bee Balm Flower-infused Honey.
These plants need some care in the seeding and transplant stage, but are well worth the attention. Once established Bee Balm is quite hardy; the plant has a rhizomatic growth habit but doesn’t aggressively spread. If you plant seeds early enough in spring you will get flowers within its first year of growth. On a lark we inter-planted our Bee Balm plants with actual lavender (Lavendula sp.) thinking it would be pretty to see have the two blooming together. It worked out quite well, actually.
120 days to bloom from seed. Perennial.
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California Packet: 0.05 gram, ~85 seeds
I am so pleased with the packaging of these seeds. Professional paper envelopes with clear, easy to read instructions on each :) Looking forward to tea time this year...Thank you!
Jan 5, 2015 by Kate Lassila
Super fast shipping! Can't wait to plant!
Dec 30, 2014 by Jennifer Buskirk
Fast shipping, thank you! I can't wait for spring so I can plant my seeds.
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