Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
Monarda 'Schneewittchen'

Monarda 'Schneewittchen'

"White bergamot"

Monarda 'Schneewittchen'

1 bare root — £2.48

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Description

A curious-looking, but wonderfully wholesome plant, the bergamot produces whorls of hooded flowers with distinctive bracts that are carried up straight stems. In the case of Monarda 'Schneewittchen', the flowers are of the purest of whites, and stand out brilliantly from the deep green foliage (which releases an intense and appealing scent when brushed). Reaching 90cm or so in height, Monarda 'Schneewittchen' is a plant loved by bees and other pollinators—one of its common names in bee balm.    

A clump-forming hardy perennial, Monarda 'Schneewittchen' dies back in late autumn and re-emerges in spring. Flowers keep coming from June for around four months. Deadheading will help to prolong the flowering season. Ideal for borders or patio pots in full sun or part shade, the funky-looking flowers will create a talking point with visitors! Incidentally, Monarda also makes and excellent cut flower. This bergamot plant is also known by the names Monarda 'Snow White' and Monarda 'Snow Maiden'.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Monarda 'Schneewittchen'
    syn. Monarda 'Snow White'
    syn. Monarda 'Snow Maiden'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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 'Schneewittchen' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "White 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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