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botanical name:
Monarda 'Squaw'
Monarda 'Squaw' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bergamot, Bee Balm
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Whorls of bright red flowers with brownish red bracts, from June to September. Aromatic foliage.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or very light dappled shade. Ovoid drying out in summer but also dislikes excessive wet in winter.
Mildew resistant variety.

usage:
Borders, herb garden.
The leaves can be used to make a pleasant tea.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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