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  • bergamot
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Monarda 'Fireball' (PBR)

bergamot

5 year guarantee
9cm pot £6.99
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Whorls of scarlet flowers appear in profusion from midsummer to early autumn above the aromatic, mid-green leaves. This compact bergamot is an ideal, long flowering plant for the front of the border, where it looks lovely planted in drifts. The flowers are decorative and are highly attractive to bees.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early April. Resist cutting bergamot back in autumn since the stiff, vertical stems look good all winter. These plants are very susceptible to powdery mildew, and while this rarely causes long term damage it can look unsightly towards the end of the summer. You can help reduce this by applying a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around each plant in spring and autumn.
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