WILD BERGAMOT (Monarda fistulosa)
This upland mint is my favourite! I call it the pizza plant because of its oregano-like smell and flavour. I’ve heard others refer to it as the muppet plant because its flowers resemble tufted muppet hair. Excellent for flavouring all kinds of foods and highly medicinal, too. Wild bergamot is a bee magnet.
Flower Colour: pink
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: 2 – 3 ft
Soil: dry – medium