All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Monarda 'Fishes' (Bergamot)


Plant Information

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

'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 hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
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