Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) HP/BB
A native wild flower of the United States growing along the Oswego River near Lake Ontario. The Indians used it for colds and bronchial complaints and made it into tea - Oswego Tea. Pale lilac flowers appear in mid-late summer and are followed by seedbeds that provide interest well into winter. Leaves are velvety, mid-green tinged purple and very aromatic. Ht 2-3ft S18in. Flower petals can be used in salads and pot pour. The leaves may be added to tea for an Earl Grey flavour and into wine cups and lemonade.