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  • bergamot
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Monarda punctata 'Beebop' (PBR)


Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot

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

    The flowers of this new bergamot have a structural quality, which means that not only do they make very pretty additions to the mixed or herbaceous border, but they also add interest. Appearing in midsummer, their soft pink colouring is easy to mix with most shades - while bees will be drawn to their nectar.

  • 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.