Panorama Bee Balm
Monarda didyma. Also known as Bergamot, ‘Panorama’ is a perennial with a citrusy fragrance and brilliant blooms in a range of colours. Prefers sun or partial shade. Plants will flower second year and spread quickly. Harvest leaves for tea just before blooming and dry them for best flavour. Height 3-4’. Approx. 100 seeds/pkg. Zone 4.
Also known as Bergamot. Prefers a sunny location or in part-day shade in a fertile soil that holds moisture well. Sow seed in warm soil, 1⁄8 inch deep and 12 inches apart. Germination in about 2 weeks.
Bee Balm spreads rapidly after established. Cut down to 1 inch above the ground when the lower leaves begin to yellow.