Buy Monarda Cambridge Scarlet (Bergamot) online from Jacksons Nurseries
Buy Monarda Cambridge Scarlet (Bergamot) online from Jacksons NurseriesBuy Monarda Cambridge Scarlet (Bergamot) online from Jacksons Nurseries

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (2-3 litre pot)

Bergamot

£4.95

Striking and unusual, rich scarlet-red blooms with beautiful, reddish-brown bracts appear in terminal whorls from July to September. This is a popular, aromatic perennial forming a bushy clump of attractive, mid-green leaves which smell of basil and mint and are used to fragrance Earl Grey tea.

It is quite vigorous once established and looks lovely when planted 'en masse' in bold groups next to Black Eyed Susan. Attracting bees and butterflies to the garden, it's strong, bold colour also makes it excellent for offsetting a group of purple-flowering perennials.

Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, it will die back to the ground in winter before bursting back into life again during the spring.

  • Eventual Height 50cm to 1m
  • Eventual Spread 10cm to 50cm
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Average
  • Soil Type Clay
  • Hardiness Fully hardy
  • Flowering Time Summer-Autumn
  • Flower Colour Scarlet

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet' (2-3 litre pot)

Striking and unusual, rich scarlet-red blooms with beautiful, reddish-brown bracts appear in terminal whorls from July to September. This is a popular, aromatic perennial forming a bushy clump of attractive, mid-green leaves which smell of basil and mint and are used to fragrance Earl Grey tea.

It is quite vigorous once established and looks lovely when planted 'en masse' in bold groups next to Black Eyed Susan. Attracting bees and butterflies to the garden, it's strong, bold colour also makes it excellent for offsetting a group of purple-flowering perennials.

Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, it will die back to the ground in winter before bursting back into life again during the spring.

 


 

Bergamot
50cm to 1m
10cm to 50cm
  • Scarlet
Summer-Autumn
Average
Fully hardy
Monarda Cambridge Scarlet
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Clay
  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Well-drained

Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter into the backfill when planting. Apply generous well rotted organic mulch in early spring and keep well-watered during periods of dry weather.

Pot Size

Usually supplied in a 2-3 litre pot. If this changes we will inform you before we deliver the plants to you.

Plant Heights

Supplied plant heights vary depending on the season, the batch they are picked from and the type of plant. For eventual height, please see plant description.

Delivery

 

We want to make the delivery of your order an easy and hassle-free experience. Our couriers are the only ones we’ve found that handle plants with as much tender loving care as we do. It’s normally easier to leave it to us to sort out the finer delivery details, but if you’d like to know the progress of your order please log into your account, or feel free to email us at websales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk
 
Delivery Cost
Internet plant orders
Our flat rate charge for mainland UK plant orders is £7.99. Please see details below of areas which may incur a surcharge.
Please note, our larger specimen conifers and bamboos will require a pallet delivery, priced at £30.
 
Pallet orders will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle.
 
Rowlinson products
All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge.
 
Delivery Area
At the moment we can deliver to most of mainland UK no matter how large or small your order is. We hope to soon be able to delivery to other areas of the UK for the same flat rate, however the following postcodes will incur a surcharge, please contact us on 01782 502741 for a quote based on your order and postcode.
 
PH5-PH9
PH15-PH50
KA27-KA30
AB31-AB56
IV1-IV63
FK19-FK21
TR21-TR25
TR93
PA20-PA78
KW1-KW17
PO30-PO41
BT1-BT94
 
Unfortunately we cannot deliver to the Republic of Ireland
 
Click and Collect 
We're pleased to announce that we are able to offer our Click and Collect service. At the checkout, simply select 'Click and Collect' and your plants will be available for you to collect from our Garden Centre. You will receive an automated email from us to confirm your order is being processed and will be ready to collect after 48 hours. We will hold your plants for 7 working days from the date your collection is ready, after which the plants will be placed back on our nursery and your order will be refunded back to you. If any of your order is not in stock, we will notify you by telephone or email within 48 hours of the order being processed by us. Please see our Click and Collect page for full details
Please note our websales offices are closed over the weekends, 'Click and Collect' orders will not be processed until Monday, therefore they will not be ready for collection until Wednesday. If you would like to collect sooner, please call our Garden Centre on 01782 502741 and we will be happy to reserve any plants for you. Please see our Contact Us page for full details of our opening hours and telephone numbers. Our Garden Centre is open 7 days a week for collections.
 
What about Overseas?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.
 
Delivery Timeframe
We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know. 
Need your order in a hurry? Call our websales team on 01782 502741 to arrange a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, stock is subject to availability.
 

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