Masses of cerise-pink mophead blooms for the garden and vase appear in late summer through autumn on this spectacular, disease resistant, frost tolerant bergamot. The large shaggy edible flowers attract birds, bees and butterflies. Aromatic mint-scented mid-green leaves are also popular for medicinal uses and brewed for tea. A dramatic plant for the back of the border or as an accent to extend the flowering season.
Full sun or part shade in fertile, moist soil that is free-draining. Provide good air circulation to prevent mildew. Protect from excessive winter wet but don’t allow to dry out in summer. Frost hardy and noted variety for disease resistance. Plant at the rear of the border to add height and drama. Deadhead regularly to promote flowering and cut back to ground level in winter. A vigorous plant that should be divided every 3 years.