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Bergamot Plant

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Monarda didyma

  • A herb with so many uses and so pretty with a lovely lemon-orange scent.
  • Cheer up Summer salads.
  • Great for chicken and fish dishes.
  • Bergamot Plant. Pretty flowers cheer up Summer salads whilst the lemon-orange flavour adds a delicate piquancy to dishes.
  • Perfect for herbal tea.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from late April NEXT YEAR

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Pollinator Friendly

Sometimes known as Bee Balm this pretty herb has a wonderful lemon-orange scent.

Indian tribes used wild Bergamot to treat colds and bronchial complaints.

The young leaves can be used to add a delicate citrus flavour to fish, chicken or omelette dishes - whether used fresh or dried.

The pinky mauve flowers can be added to salads or dried (they keep their colour well) and used as a Winter decoration.

Leaves can be steeped in water to make a refreshing citrus-flavoured tea, or blend with good quality black tea to make an Earl Grey substitute. It became popular in New England as a tea substitute after the Boston Tea Party in 1773!

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy perennial.
  • Likes a sunny or partial shade position.
  • Likes rich, light, moist soil.
  • Flowers early Summer onwards.
  • Reaches 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) high.
  • Ensure the plants are always moist but never waterlogged.
  • Mulch plants in hot dry spells to keep the roots moist and cool.
  • Great for bees and butterflies.
  • Top Tips.
  • Split the plants every couple of years but only replant the outer shoots of the original plant as the older inner parts tend to die off.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Can be scattered in salads or summer drinks.
  • Leaves can be infused in tea (is used for Earl Grey tea).
  • Can be used in stuffing.
  • Lovely for flavouring omlettes, fish and chicken.
  • Medicinal uses.
  • Can relieve nausea, flatulence, menstrual pain and insomia as a tea.
  • Steam inhalation can help bronchial catarrh and sore throats.
  • Has antiseptic properties.
  • Can relax nerves and reduce tension.
  • Induces perspiration so can help reduce fever and easing colds.
  • Can relieve rheumatic aches.
  • Other Uses.
  • Can be dried and used in flower arrangements.
  • The flowering tops can be used to make hair oil!
  • Used in pot pourri.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using. Avoid if pregnant.

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How To Sow & Grow Herbs
Detailed advice on sowing and growing herbs outside and under protection. Includes information on watering and pest control.

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Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265