Bergamot

Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Bergamot - Monarda  'Gardenview Scarlet'

Common Name: Bergamot
Genus: Monarda
Cultivar: 'Gardenview Scarlet'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


Bright red long-lasting tufted flowers are surrounded by a ruff of pale green bracts that have pink tips which turn bronze shades after the flowers have faded. This new variety has an even more intense flower colour than 'Cambridge Scarlet' and is a vigorous grower that has better resistance to mildew than most. Perfect for adding late colour to a hot border it will also work well in prairie style gardens when planted in association with ornamental grasses. The bees and butterflies will flock to it during the flowering period.

  • Garden care: Most Monardas can be capricious and do not like soil that is either too damp or too dry. These plants are 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. Resist cutting bergamot back in autumn since the stiff vertical stems look good all winter.

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