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botanical name:
Monarda 'Violet Queen'
Monarda 'Violet Queen' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bergamot
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Clump forming perennial. Deep violet-pink flowers with reddish-purple bracts. Purple-veined, mid-green aromatic leaves.

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.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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