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Monarda 'Mohawk' (Bergamot 'Mohawk')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Monarda 'Mohawk'

Other names

Bergamot 'Mohawk', Beebalm 'Mohawk'

Genus

Monarda Monarda

Variety or Cultivar

'Mohawk' _ 'Mohawk' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with aromatic, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and terminal whorls of two-lipped, mauve to purple flowers from midsummer to early autumn.


Monarda 'Mohawk' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Purple, Mauve in Summer; Purple, Mauve in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut to ground in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Monarda 'Mohawk' (Bergamot 'Mohawk') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Avoid wet, waterlogged soil in winter and do not allow to dry out in summer. Divide every three years.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Monarda 'Mohawk'

Other names

Bergamot 'Mohawk', Beebalm 'Mohawk'

Genus

Monarda Monarda

Variety or Cultivar

'Mohawk' _ 'Mohawk' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with aromatic, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and terminal whorls of two-lipped, mauve to purple flowers from midsummer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Purple, Mauve in Summer; Purple, Mauve in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut to ground in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Monarda 'Mohawk' (Bergamot 'Mohawk') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Avoid wet, waterlogged soil in winter and do not allow to dry out in summer. Divide every three years.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Monarda 'Mohawk' (Bergamot 'Mohawk')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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