Plant Lavender Bergamot for a beautiful perennial addition to a garden.
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Gardeners looking for a splash of purple color that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies might look to Lavender Bergamot as an ideal plant for a sunny spot. Sow Lavender Bergamot seeds in a flowerbed and the plant will return year after year to add beautiful color to a yard. Cut the blossoms for a fresh flower arrangement or harvest the leaves and dry them to make a medicinal tea.
Prepare a sunny planting area after frost danger has passed. Work the soil with the spade to break up clumps of dirt. Remove any rocks and debris and discard. Add compost to the soil if it is especially heavy. Otherwise, bergamot grows well in most soils.
Create holes in the dirt with your finger. Make the holes 1/8-inch deep and between 18 and 24 inches apart in a row.
Place one seed in each hole and cover the seeds with a light layer of soil. Spray a light mist of water over the newly planted seeds.