Thank you so much. Add content to this section using the sidebar. The name of this species is derived from the Latin for ‘citrus smell’. It has been used medicinally for coughs, colds, fevers and respiratory ailments. I would highly recommend this company and will purchase from them again. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. This herb flowers in late spring to mid-summer and will happily drop its seeds in readiness for next year. * Important announcements and news There is absolutely nothing lemony about these plants. Monarda citriodora is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) at a fast rate. Find out more about our Returns information. Other uses of Lemon Bergamot: An essential oil in the leaves contains a phenol and a citral. The green leaves are 3-8cm long, lanceolate to oval shaped, ending in points. The seeds require temperatures of at least 20C for germination. Back to Top * Exclusive content not on the website Lemon bergamot prefers a high percentage of clay in its soil, but it is important to choose an area which is not at risk of water logging. Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. There are also reports that lemon bergamot was treated in the same way, although this may simply be confusion. The leaves have no fragrance when whole, but their taste is exceedingly pungent, with overtones of Thymol and rather reminiscent of Ajowan seeds! Lemon bergamot may be used as a facial steam and for aromatherapy. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from. Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same. Plant them out in the summer. The flowers are edible and may be used decoratively as garnishes. However, this usually annual herb may grow for longer periods in the warm and tropical regions. Lemon bergamot may be rubbed directly on the skin for use as an insect repellent. Lemon bergamot does best in full sun and grows quickly during spring. pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). A good bee plant[200]. Find out more about our Delivery information. All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Edible Parts: LeavesEdible Uses: Condiment  TeaLeaves - raw or cooked. Traditional uses also included treatment for intestinal parasites, and to repel fleas and mites. We will not sell or share your email address. Right plant wrong place. Thank you. It has been used medicinally for coughs, colds, fevers and respiratory ailments. Lemon Bergamot, Lemon beebalm. They were well packed and all good. Said to be a perennial in some books and an annual in others, it has acted as an annual with us so far[K]. Edible Uses: Condiment Tea Leaves - raw or cooked. Hi Sandra, Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). The leaves can be chopped and placed in ice cubes for later use. Lemon Mint. Your input is very much appreciated. The plant forms a clump with several stems growing out from the centre. Cuttings of soft basal shoots in spring. * Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too! Hi Sandra, It is a bee, butterfly and hummingbird attractant in its native habitat. Some people describe it as being like oregano, especially later in the season on older leaves. Kind regards They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Essential  RepellentAn essential oil in the leaves contains a phenol and a citral[4]. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Nebraska and Texas are also locations where lemon bergamot finds an ideal environment. * Updates on new information & functionality of the website & database They are happily growing in a pot in my deck This section doesn’t currently include any content. The flavour is also imparted in fish dishes, salads, dressings, teas, wines and liqueurs. They are used as a flavouring in salads and cooked foods[46, 105, 161, K] and also as a tea[183]. Regular Post - $10.95 Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required).