Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'
Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'

Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'

"Pink bergamot"

Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'

1 bare root — £2.48

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Description

Bring in the bees and a big splash of colour with this summer sensation, Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'. Pollinators go barmy for bee balm, thanks to the generously nectar-filled flowers which top each stem during summer. Once established, this plant forms a clump of multiple upright flowering stems which makes a good impact in a border. They’re interesting to admire up close too—each bloom is like a feathery headdress of upright, bright pink petals. Also commonly known as bergamot, Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' treats you to an added point of interest with is distinctively fragrant foliage.  

Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' has proven itself to be a real garden champion. Not only do the flowers look fantastic, lasting well and catering for our precious pollinators, but it’s unfussy and dependable too. This hardy perennial is also quite tolerant to heat and drought to a certain extent. In fact, its consistently excellent performance has won it an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Monarda 'Marshall's Delight'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Monarda 'Marshall's Delight' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Pink bergamot" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

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