Monarda didyma - Bergamot

Hardy / perennial / tea plant, medicinal plant, /  H. up to 80 cm/ best propagated by root cuttings / sunny position / humus rich soil / blossom colour purple-pink / flowering time 7, 8

Pungent, hairy perennial with lancelet, grey-green, tapering leaves. Dark pink flowers in a terminal whorl from summer to autumn. Leaves are used to flavour meat and beans, young leaves and shoots for tea.