'Fishes' produces delicate, pale pink, tufty flower-heads on strong, straight stems with spear-shaped, fresh green leaves, their fragrance reminiscent of earl grey tea. Perfect for attracting bees all summer long into autumn, it is a mildew resistant variety.
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.
Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.