Monarda 'Croftway Pink'

9cm pot £6.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Monarda 'Croftway Pink' bergamot: Delicate pale pink flower whorls

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • 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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Very nice flower colour and the leaves smell amazing, however it began to go mouldy, around the stems and leaves, shortly after flowering and although it continued to flower, it looked pretty tatty after a few weeks as the leaves rotted away. Have shifted to a pot in the hope that on the patio with better air circulation (as opposed to mid flowerbed) it may do better.

DavidG

Essex

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A wecome addition in the garden

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In a border with other similar/contrasting colour plants, where it enhances the group. It struggled in the very hot weather, with mold appearing on the leaves, but a good soaking soon restored it and it is flowering beautifully now.

Home gardener

Cumbria

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Pretty & Unusual

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I had seen this plant in a friends garden & had always admired it. Went to quite a few garden centres but didnt find it. Very happy that I was able to purchase it from crocus. The plants dies down in the winter but comes back in spring.

Deb B

Birmingham

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lovely flowers

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insects love this plant, its great for bees which is why I bought it. I'm hoping it'll last the winter for next year.

Katherine

Newquay, Cornwall

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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

Deborah Newbury

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

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