Monarda / Bee Balm

Bergamot (Mondarda)

M. didyma / Perennial

Bergamot belongs to a family of exceptionally handsome and aromatic herbs, with showy whorled flowers in various shades of red, pink, and purple. The fragrance of the common variety resembles that of the tropical tree orange, bergamot, from which it gets its name. Bergamot is also known as bee balm, for the swarms of honey bees and hummingbirds that it attracts!