Bergamot Herb Garden Planting Seeds
- Latin Name: Monarda fistulosa
- Herb Days to Maturity: 60-64 days
- Hardiness Zone: Perennial (zones 3-9)
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 12-18”
- Growth Habit: Grows resiliently in many types of soil and temperatures, grows in clusters
- Soil Preference: Dry to medium moisture, well drained, fertile
- Temperature Preference: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun to part shade
- Pests/diseases: Mildew can occur when grown without proper air circulation
- Herb Color: Green/grey leaf with pink/purple blossoms
- herb/seed Flavor: Fragrant, citrus
Bergamot Herb Growing Habits
Bergamot herb (Monarda fistulosa) seeds germinate easily. The seedlings prefer warm, sunny environments with fertile and well-drained soil, however it is resilient to different soil types, such as dry, clay-rich soil. Bergamot herb grows in bush-like clusters and can grow 2-4 feet tall. Pink, firework-like blossoms grow on the top and attracts pollinators.
The Various Uses for the Bergamot Herb and Seed
The bergamot herb has been used for many years by Native Americans and colonizers alike to make tea from the leaves of the plant. This tea is said to have medicinal uses. The tea itself has a citrus flavor and is used in earl grey tea. The herb is aromatic and used in perfumes. In the garden, the blossoms on the herb attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
The Benefits of the Bergamot Herb
Native Americans use the bergamot herb for its medicinal uses such as its antiseptic properties, to treat fevers, colds, sore throat, headaches, and many other health issues. Other benefits of the bergamot herb include the aromatic scents of citrus used for perfumes and essential oils, as well as attracting pollinators to the garden.
Seeds Per Package:
- 4 oz - Approximately Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately Seeds
Heirloom herb gardening seeds.