Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : bergamot 'Beauty of Cobham'Family : LamiaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : PinkFlowering from : Julyto SeptemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnFragrantHardiness: Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
‘Beauty of Cobham’ is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 90cm in height, with aromatic, lance-shaped, purplish-green leaves. Terminal whorls of two-lipped, pale purplish-pink flowers 5cm in length have contrasting purple calyxes.