Bergamot, Wild – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: bird winter forage, Insectary plant
(Monarda fistulosa) Perennial in the Mint Family native to N. America. Also known as “Bee Balm”, though this common name can also refer to any of the 15 other species in the Monarda genus, or to other plants. Lavender flowers emerge from globe-like inflorescences on spikes 2-4 ft. tall. Popular with bees. Scent is strong, almost a mentholatum. Medicinally, has been used for treating yeast infections, as a nervine, for flatulence, and for lung ailments (due to its clearing aromatics),
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions:
Sow seeds in Spring around the time of the last Frost, either in flats or directly in the garden. Give 12” spacings, moderate water until established. Not particular about soil type. Harvest flowering tops when blooming begins.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2016.