MONARDA Citriodora-Hybr. 'Bergamo'

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MONARDA Citriodora-Hybr. 'Bergamo'

Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Mint, Purple Horsemint
Select Item No. MA195

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: North America
Distinction: Fleuroselect Award Winner.
Special Features: Intense rose-purple blooms in tiered clusters on compact plants. Short lived.
Historical: The species' leaves have been used traditionally for herbal teas.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: rose-purple
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: lanceolate, toothed, with a lemon scent
Growth Habit: compact / bushy
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.4 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
2500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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