An uncommon bergamot with electric blue-mauve flowers. Shorter than some Monardas.
Monardas are from North America in the 16th Century and are named after Nicholas Monardes, a Spaniard who discovered it. The whole plant smells of bergamot, the fragrance of Earl Grey tea and has good bushy upright habit.
Mop shaped flowers appear over a long season in mid to late summer and are loved by bees and butterflies.
Common name(s): Bergamot; Bee Balm; Horsemint; Oswego Tea.