Herbs - Red Bergamot
Herbs - Red Bergamot / Bee Balm / Monarda (Monarda didyma)
Fragrant perennial in the mint family. Is known as "bee balm" because it will attract bees to your garden with it's gorgeous large red showy flowers. Used medicinally and as a culinary herb.
Grows best in well-drained soil, in full sun. A perennial native to North America that tends to grow and spread easily.
Flower petals can be eaten in leafy or fruit salads, or made into gorgeous red tea, syrup or jelly.
Delicious tea, not quite as sweet as peppermint and more spicy. Traditionally used to calm the stomach and aid digestion, and for colds, fevers, sore throats. Also a gentle nervine used to calm anxiety and stress, and is wonderful for childen. Can be made into salves, oxymels (with honey), syrups, used fresh or dried as tea.
Comes in a compostable pot, hardened off and ready to plant. Grown with organic seed and organic soil.
Curbside pick-up at Little City Farm. We will email you with pick-up dates.