Monarda hybrida 'Bergamo'

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

    A compact annual form producing whorls of pinkish purple flowers around the upright stems throughout summer. Highly attractive to bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects, it is easy to grow and will often be in bloom within a few months of sowing. The flowers are edible and look very pretty sprinkled over salads or puddings, while the crushed foliage can be used to repel insects.

  • Garden care:Under glass, surface-sow in late winter to late spring in deep pots or trays filled with good seed compost and keep warm. Thin when large enough to handle and plant outside in spring after gradually hardening off. Alternatively, sow directly into a well-prepared seed bed in late spring or late summer or early autumn and thin to 30cm intervals as they grow. Plants sown in late summer or autumn will flower earlier than those sown in spring. Dead-head regularly to prolong the flowering period.

  • Sow: Jan-Mar or Aug-Oct

  • Flowering: June-August

  • Approximate quantity: 50 seeds

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The star of this summer's show

By Gillyflower

from Dorset


  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Consistent Colour
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Long-flowering


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Good In Sun Semi Shade
    • Great Gap-filler

    Comments about Crocus Monarda hybrida'Bergamo':

    Because they come into flower so quickly they are great for plugging gaps in the border. The colour is consistent in sun or partial shade. Possibly slightly taller in shade but there is very little difference. The bees adore them. They loved the sun and stood up to the thunderstorms.

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      Again how tall does Monarda hybrida Bergamo get
      Asked on 3/2/2013 by galloping gardener from south Essex

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        This plant has an eventual height of 70cm. You can find this information in a diagram just underneath the buy button on the plant page.

        I hope this helps,

        Answered on 4/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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