Wild Bergamot Seeds
Wild Bergamot Seeds
Chemical-free farm-grown Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 60-80 seeds)
Wild Bergamot, Bergamot, Sweet Leaf
Central and Western North America
Grows to about 2ft all in bloom. Multi stemmed from underground rhizomes spreading to form a nice dense patch. Produces unusual looking lavender-coloured tubular flowers arranged in clusters around a central head, blooms from June to September.
Easy to grow and will tolerate a variety of conditions. Ideally they are given regular to moist well-drained soil and full to part sun exposure.
The seeds germinate easily and are best sown in flats in the spring and then transplanted out once they are big enough.
The foliage will die back in the fall at which time the plants can be cut back. They will regrow in the spring. Wild Bergamot patches can be dug and divided every few years to encourage new vitality. This should be done in early spring or fall while the plants are still dormant.
The aerial parts can be harvested by cutting the plants down to a few inches above the ground. The medicinal properties are more concentrated when the plants are in bloom during the heat of summer.
Leaves and flowers are useful for flavouring various beverages and deserts. Flowers are edible and may be added to salads.
Wild Bergamot is used to treat colds and flus, as a strong antiseptic for healing wounds, and for its carminative & diaphoretic actions.
Native Plant Garden, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Container Garden, Low Maintenance.