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Monarda 'Loddon Crown' (Bergamot 'Loddon Crown') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Bergamot 'Loddon Crown' (Monarda 'Loddon Crown')Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Bergamot or Bee Balm as they are also known are a lovely addition to the border and Bergamot 'Loddon Crown'is no exception. This erect hardy perennial has green oval toothed leaves, that are highly scented and will form a lovely bush in mid summer growing up to a height of 90cm. The stunning tubular claw shaped flowers are Deep Magenta with purple-brown bracts,and produced in fabulous whorls , like fancy crowns. These can be quite show stopping, and the flowers can last well into autumn, dead-heading will help prolong the show. 

Bergamot 'Loddon Crown' as the common name bee balm implies will attract butterflies and bees to the garden in great numbers. Great for a wildlife garden for this reason.

Preferring moist soil, Bergamot will flourish in full sun or partial shade, and almost any soil type. These prairie plants will add vibrant colour to any border be it informal or Cottage garden, Herb garden, Prairie planting or a Short grass meadow. Cut back in Autumn to ensure good growth in the spring. Plants can be divided in the Autumn every three years or so. 

Herb Usage

Bergamot is probably most recognised as the flavouring for Earl Grey Tea, the leaves produce the same aroma and essential oils have been derived from the plant which are used for their calming effect. Used to make tea and flavour game, Bergamot has many uses, and as the leaves contain citronellol, they are also effective as an insect repellent. The foliage is aromatic, and leaves are sometimes picked for potpourri. The fresh young leaves can be used sparingly in a salad, fruit salads and fruit drinks. Bergamot has an affinity to pork and will improve the flavour of most pork dishes if added during cooking.

Buy Bergamot 'Loddon Crown' Online

Our potted Bergamot 'Loddon Crown' herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Monarda 'Loddon Crown' (Bergamot 'Loddon Crown') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 90cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Monarda fistulosa 'Loddon Crown'
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by Tracy Walton on 20th May 2021

    5* service. Healthy plants. Highly recommend. Will buy again

  • 5
    Excellent quality and service

    Posted by Alison Wilken on 26th Apr 2021

    This is the third order I have placed and the quality of the plants and service is outstanding