Perennial Culinary herb
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot, Horsemint, Wildbergamot Beebalm
Flowers July and is pollinated by bees good for attracting wildlife into the garden. All the plant above ground level can be used, leaves are used raw or cooked as flavouring in salads and cooked food meats and beans. Medicinal properties improves digestion, colds, headaches fevers bronchial complaints. Wild Bergamot seed sow mid spring on in a cold frame plant out early summer, sow again in summer in areas where the winter is not too cold. Prefers full sun does not like the shade in a light dry alkaline soil.