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Bergamot Seeds

Bergamot seeds sprout into aromatic, herbaceous perennial plants with vibrant flowers and leaves with a citrusy scent. Bergamot, also known as bee balm, is a resilient native North American wildflower that prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. It grows well in full sunlight to a partial shade. These attractive wildflowers are a favorite for their fragrant foliage. They produce an abundance of flowers that buzz with a busy crowd of native bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies during the blooming season. This plant is often used in teas, dishes, and natural remedies.

Survival Garden Seeds offers bergamot seeds for sale, including planting instructions for optimal growth. This plant is known for its striking flowers and delightful fragrance. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their vigor and ability to produce abundant, healthy plants.

Growing Bergamot Seeds in Your Garden

  • North American native wildflower
  • Aromatic leaves with a citrusy scent
  • Highly attractive to native pollinators
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Bergamot, scientifically known as Monarda, is a plant with distinctive spiky flowers ranging in color. Most often, its flowers are pink to purple. Bergamot’s leaves emit a citrus-like fragrance when they are crushed, bringing a wonderful taste to herbal teas. Also known as horsemint, this is a North American native plant with a long history of use by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties. Suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9, bergamot is a resilient plant, enhancing garden spaces.


To cultivate bergamot successfully, sow the seeds directly to the garden spot in fall or early spring. These seeds require light for germination. Simply press them onto the surface without covering them. Bergamot prefers a garden location with full sun exposure for at least part of the day. The soil should keep the moisture without becoming waterlogged. Germination starts in 10 to 30 days, depending on conditions.


Once rooted, the bergamot plant needs moderate care. This North American native plant is adaptable to growing conditions in a variety of environments but requires sufficient moisture with good air circulation as monarda can be susceptible to powdery mildew. Bergamot plants can be divided every several years. This will aid in their vigor and will prevent overcrowding. Bergamot leaves and flowers can be harvested during their entire growing season. Leaves are best used fresh, while the flowers add flavor to salads and herbal infusions.

Start growing these amazing plants, and enjoy their lovely aroma straight from the backyard garden. Enjoy the benefits of its aromatic leaves and striking flowers, whether brewed into tea or used to attract pollinators.

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