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Hi all. Can anyone identify the plant with the red flowers here? 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    Monarda. nice

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Nice ID there nut, never come across this one before. Looks like a great ground cover plant.... or is it?!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    older varieties used to be very prone to mildew , but allegedly, newer varieties are less so.

  • RobmarstonRobmarston Posts: 335

    Otherwise known as Bergamot. Ive had a few that have suffered from mildew but the one this year is doing fine. Really interesting flower and the leaves smell of orange  I heard they use them in earl grey tea 

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314

    Not really a great flower person Rob but definitely a big tea person and I think the bergamot in Earl Grey is a citrus fruit.  Flowers in tea can be good though, herbs are better image

    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Thanks all! 

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