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Herb Bergamot - Perennial
Bergamot has showy flowers in shades of pink/purple which can be dried and used in pot pourri. The leaves have a citrus tang to them and make delightful teas. Bergamot grows to about 60cm (24").
Bergamot goes well with oranges so would make an unusual addition to your home made marmalades.
This herb is also perfect for pollinators such as bees.
Product Part Number: 15207
When to sow
When to Sow Bergamot Seeds
Mid May to late June.
Where to Sow
In boxes or pots, in coldframes or covered with glass or polythene.
When to transplant
When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into pots or boxes and grow on until ready for planting out in September or October.
Dried bergamot leaves and flowers can both be used in pot pourri. Or the pinkish purple leaves can be dried for decoration. Try adding it to vegetable and pork dishes. Use in salads and sweet jellies, and to make teas.