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Lemon Bergamot

Lemon Bergamot

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Monarda citriodora. Lemon Bergamot has a wonderful taste and lemony aroma, but it is usually grown as an ornamental or for its cut flowers. Lemon Bergamot seeds are easily started and produce knee-high plants with masses of tiered pink and purple blossoms from August until frost. Lemon bergamot can self-sow, and its seeds are easy to collect for seed saving. The flower stems are very attractive in bouquets as cut flowers, and the dry well. The dried flowers can be used in tea. All bergamots are highly attractive to honeybees and other pollinators.

    • Wonderful taste and lemony aroma
    • Produced tiered pink-purple blossoms
    • Flowers cut and dry well
    • Very nice as cut flowers
    • Blossoms from August until frost



    Lemon Bergamot: Monarda citriodora, Wild Bergamot: M. fistulosa
    Family: Lamiaceae



    Season & Zone

    Season: Warm season
    Exposure: Full sun
    Hardiness: M. citriodora to Zone 5, M. fistulosa to Zone 3.


    Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in early spring when a light frost is still possible. Seeds can also be direct sown in the fall, as the first frost approaches. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-40 days. Bottom heat will speed germination.

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