Wild Bergamot is a bright lavender colored bloom with a spicy scent. This edible perennial is not only a pollinator favorite, but is also used medicinally. It has lavender tube like petals and aromatic foliage.
Packet Weight: .1 grams
Days to Harvest: 50-60 days Life Cycle: perennial Sunlight: Full/ Partial Sun Height: 36-48" Spacing: 12-18"
- It is best to sow the seeds indoors then transplant them outside. The plant takes 7-14 days to germinate. Transplant outside in the spring 6-8 weeks after starting the seed.
- To directly sow the seeds, plant in the early spring 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall.
Harvest Tips: Keep soil moist to reduce the likelihood of mildew. Season: Summer-early fall Soil Requirements: moist to slightly dry, rich soil
History/Uses: Bergamot is an edible flower used in salads and as garnishes. It has a minty and spicy flavor. It also has a variety of medicinal uses. It will germinate without overwintering and can be planted on bare soil.