Monarda 'Croftway Pink'

bergamot

2 litre pot £8.99 Buy
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Rose-pink monarda with apple-green foliage - a stiff partner for tall grasses, makes a soft forerunner for asters and a foil for any daisy

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: rose pink
  • Other features: fresh or dried leaves make a delicious tea
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Whorls of rose pink flowers with pink tinged bracts from July to September and aromatic, mid-green leaves. This pretty, rose pink bergamot is an ideal, long flowering plant for the middle of the border. Highly attractive to bees, it looks lovely planted in drifts, as a backdrop to a sea of hardy, semi-evergreen geraniums.

  • 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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  • Q:

    My Phlox and Bergamot leaves are browning

    Hi there I have a Phlox and some Bergamot which I bought from you a while back and whilst it's growing really well, I am finding that the lower leaves on the Phlox are going brown then yellow. I've been taking them off but as it's happening all the the way up the plant, bit by bit, it's going to look quite bare soon! I wondered why they are going yellow, and what I could do about it please? More or less the same with the Bergamot except that the leaves are going brown around the edges. Should I be taking those off and is there anything I could do to prevent it? Many thanks and best wishes Debbie
    Asked on 6/16/2009 by Deborah Newbury

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      Hello Debbie, It is quite normal for the older leaves on herbaceous perennials to die off as they are putting on new growth, so I would not be too concerned. Towards the end of summer, they will die back completely and in spring next year the cycle will begin again. If the plants look really tatty, then just remove the older foliage. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 6/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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