Monarda Jacob Cline

Jacob Cline Hardy Bee Balm

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Jacob Cline Beebalm (Monarda Jacob Cline) is one of our most spectacular native Beebalm hybrids with heads of long tubular deep red flowers. Discovered in a Georgia garden, it has excellent mildew resistance and blooms for a month or so in mid-spring.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 70991

Details

36-48" tall x 36" wide. With its spectacularly large, deep-red flowers, vigorous growth habit and mildew-resistant foliage, 'Jacob Cline' is a must for the perennial border. Planted into a compost-enriched soil with regular irrigation, this big boy will form impressive clumps that should be divided every 3rd year to keep it vigorous. Companion plant with Phlox paniculata 'David' for long-blooming summer color. (Cutting propagated.)
SKU 70991
Common Name Jacob Cline Hardy Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda Jacob Cline
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Mature Spread 36" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Monarda) is a showy and vigorous old-fashioned garden perennial that blooms in summer. Bee Balm is, as the name suggests, “bee friendly,” deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The varieties we carry are highly resistant to powdery mildew.

  • Plant Bee Balm in full sun (or part shade in hot summer climates).
  • This plant enjoys moist and fertile garden soil.
  • Mulch and water regularly. Water Bee Balm if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Fertilize once annually in fall or spring with a top dressing mixture of Yum Yum Mix and compost.
  • Divide the plants in fall every few years to keep them vigorous.

If you have particularly challenging gardening conditions (hot humid summers, periodic drought, or cold winters--as low as USDA zone 4), we recommend planting Mondarda fistulosa or Monarda 'Peter's Purple' (USDA zone 6) which grow easily in most soil types, including clay. The cold hardy zone 4 varieties are excellent for fall planting.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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4.5

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  • Healthy (7)
  • Hardy (6)
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Wonderful!

Jacob's Cline Bee Balm is a wonderful addition to my home! The bright red is such a contrast to the dark green of the foliage. As a beginner gardener I sometimes struggle with understanding...Read complete review

Jacob's Cline Bee Balm is a wonderful addition to my home! The bright red is such a contrast to the dark green of the foliage. As a beginner gardener I sometimes struggle with understanding precisely what my plants need and Jacob's Cline has been very forgiving. We have it in a large pot on our front driveway and it looks lovely. I am planning on seperating it out a bit this fall and adding it to other areas of our yard as a companion to my tomato plants...I read that Bee Balms tend to improve the flavor of the tomato. This is our second growing season with it and I am in love!

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Delicate Flower

My little bee balm started out well but has been a fragile flower. The two stems that remain are very thin and want to fall over. I have them propped up. It has...Read complete review

My little bee balm started out well but has been a fragile flower. The two stems that remain are very thin and want to fall over. I have them propped up. It has been attacked by some sort of leaf eater and the edges of the leaves have turned brown and started to curl. But it is hanging in there. There are some small offshoots starting to come up from the base. I'm hoping they will continue to grow and give it some more volume.
I don't give up on plants so I'm hoping to see great things to come. The jury is still out on this one.

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3.0

I don't think I will buy this again.

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from Arroyo Seco, NM 87514

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

    Hi. My Monarda was great last year, but this year they got beat up by grasshoppers. Their show wasn't so grand. Some of them are coming back right now. I don't know if I would order them again. Perhaps they aren't hardy enough for my 3-4 zone.
    I would only recommend it to a friend in a 4 zone.

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    5.0

    Beautiful, vigorous, and hardy

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    from Morrison, Colorado

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

      This vibrant flower is a favorite of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees in our garden. It has been putting out continual blooms throughout the season.

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      5.0

      Wonderful!

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      from New Jersey

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

        Jacob's Cline Bee Balm is a wonderful addition to my home! The bright red is such a contrast to the dark green of the foliage. As a beginner gardener I sometimes struggle with understanding precisely what my plants need and Jacob's Cline has been very forgiving. We have it in a large pot on our front driveway and it looks lovely. I am planning on seperating it out a bit this fall and adding it to other areas of our yard as a companion to my tomato plants...I read that Bee Balms tend to improve the flavor of the tomato. This is our second growing season with it and I am in love!

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        5.0

        A real fighter!

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        from Maryland

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

          I received five small plants this spring as a gift. Almost immediately, they were under attack by slugs and earwigs. I didn't think they would make it as they were almost completely destroyed by pests. I set bowls of beer by my young plant to attract and drown the pests. Boy, did this bee balm flourish! I can't believe they made such a beautiful comeback! Hummingbirds love the nectar! This bee balm is a joy!

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          5.0

          Red tall beauty....

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          from Central Oregon Cascades

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

              This plant was a gift ... a red plant that was not at first welcome in my color scheme of yellow-white-purple.
              That said, it was planted on top of a berm, near a Serviceberry shrub which is watered via soaker hose.
              The first year after initial planting the Monarda Jacob Cline was really just green leaves on stems. But this year, it has taken off to new heights and is a shining tall red specimen which is attracting all the little critters and adding to the habitat in my scape. Awesome bright color and so very showy.

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              5.0

              Beautiful plants.

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              from Washington state

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                Arrived healthy and all survived to grow large and beautiful. Divided most into 2-3 plants when I initially planted them. Bought them for my honeybees. Highly recommended.

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                5.0

                It is just amazing

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                from Denmark

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                  This is the perfect plant to light up any garden. With Its large red flowers, delightful scent that attracts both bees and butterflies

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  All grew; two bloomed.

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                  from Sheridan WY

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                    Two grew really well; two did okay; 1 slow to do much.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Delicate Flower

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                    from Ventura, CA

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                    My little bee balm started out well but has been a fragile flower. The two stems that remain are very thin and want to fall over. I have them propped up. It has been attacked by some sort of leaf eater and the edges of the leaves have turned brown and started to curl. But it is hanging in there. There are some small offshoots starting to come up from the base. I'm hoping they will continue to grow and give it some more volume.
                    I don't give up on plants so I'm hoping to see great things to come. The jury is still out on this one.

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                    • Personal

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Attracts pollinatiors

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                    from Castle Rock, CO

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                      I planted it last fall; settled in wonderfully, I'm looking forward to seeing it flower this summer. I have purple bee balm, but am excited about having red flowers also.

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                      5.0

                      Best Bee Balm for Hummingbirds

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                      from Centennial, CO

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                      • Humminbird Magnet
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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Monarda Jacob Cline:

                        Mainstay of my Hummingbird garden

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                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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