Monarda: A Jewel In Every Border
An ideal garden plant. Everything about it is pretty; the brightly coloured typical flowers, the bracts and the strongly aromatic foliage. Moreover, even in winter this plant is an eye catcher with its sturdy stalks.
Fabulously fragrant foliageThe Monarda, or Bergamot plant is a favourite with many. It belongs to one of the main garden plant families and can hardly be ignored when you select your perennials. Everything about this plant is beautiful; it has sturdy straight stalks, very specific flowers that grow in ball-shaped clusters, striking colours and wonderful bracts.
The Monarda is very popular with bees too. Do not be too hasty with cutting back the dead flower heads, as these stay highly decorative, well into the winter. All this makes this a plant well worth having.