Monarda, also known by several other names, including crimson bee balm. Scarlet bee balm or bergamot. An aromatic Northern American herb which grows in the wild. Known for its brilliant shades of scarlet, crimson red, pink and salmon.
Appearance: Scarlet, crimson red, pink and salmon flowers
Latin Name: Monarda didyma
Name: Panorama Mix Monarda (Bee Balm)
Quantity: 180 seeds
Plant size: Height 75cm, width 25cm
Container size: Height 20cm, width 20cm
Sowing: Indoor February-March, Outdoors April-June
Timing: Germination 10-20 days, harvesting 50-70 days
Spacing: When sowing 3-5cm, when thinning 10-15cm
Growing: Full sun to partial shade, regular watering but not overdone, well-drained, light soil and light feeder when feeding
Caring: To keep plants vigorous, divide them every two or three years.
Supporting: Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds
Pests: May be attacked by slugs
Harvesting: Harvest mid-morning by clipping the base of the stalk. Gather the stems and hang to dry or spread the leaves and petals on a screen to naturally dry
Medicinal: Used as a medicinal plant by many native Americans
Eating: Monarda tea can be made from both fresh and dry leaves, or it can be used as a herb
Companion plant: Tomato, pepper, melon, eggplant, lavender, snapdragon, marigold
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.