Bergamot, Red (Oswego Tea) (Monarda didyma) packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 9
(Oswego Tea, Crimson Beebalm, Scarlet Beebalm) Herbaceous perennial native to Eastern North America, Flowering crimson to 3 feet. One of our better native American tea plants, the aroma and taste is similar to bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) of Earl Grey Tea fame. Traditional uses (TNAM): Antiseptic, carminative, mood enhancing. Plant prefers sun to part shade and moist, rich soils of garden or edge of woodland. Sow seed in warm conditions by barely covering, tamping well, and keeping evenly moist until germination, which is rapid. Thin or transplant to 2 feet apart.
20 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown