Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'
Monarda 'Prärienacht'

Monarda 'Prärienacht'

"Bergamot"

Monarda 'Prärienacht'

1 bare root — £3.71

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Description

Welcome pollinators to your garden with the beautiful, nectar-rich blooms of Monarda 'Prärienacht'. Monarda is known to be a bee magnet, which is perhaps how it earned it common name, bee balm. The interesting flower form adds a touch of the unusual to your border, the en-masse effect being a dramatic backdrop of intense violet, whorled flowers from July into September. Growing up to 90cm tall and incredibly low-maintenance, there's no doubt that Monarda 'Prärienacht' is a real firecracker in a sunny or partly shaded border.    

Also known as bergamot, this curious looking hardy perennial has the added bonus of fragrant foliage as well as attracting pollinators to the garden. The intense colouring of Monarda 'Prärienacht' is indeed one which could be reminiscent of a prairie at dusk, and this is exactly the kind of planting scheme it’s meant for. Mingle with ornamental grasses and summer flowering perennials like Helenium and Gaura and you will complete the look. This bergamot plant is also known as Monarda didyma 'Purple Prairie Night'.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Monarda 'Prärienacht' syn.
    M. didyma 'Purple Prairie Night'

  • Flower colour

    Violet, purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 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
    Coastal 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 'Prärienacht' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "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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