Monarda 'Fishes' (Bergamot)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

'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.

Height: 1m

Common name(s): Bergamot; Bee Balm; Horsemint; Oswego Tea.

Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.