Jacob Cline Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' (Bee Balm) 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-summer.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
attract-hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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Native
multiplies--naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
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Easy To Grow
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Good For Cut Flowers
fragrant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
containers
Good For Containers
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Mature Spread36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SKUHC018091

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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36-48" tall x 36" wide. With its spectacularly large, deep-red flowers, vigorous growth habit and mildew-resistant foliage, Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' (Bee Balm) 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.)
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Associated SKUsHC018091
HC014650 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot)
HC018068 (Tray of 9)
Common Name
Jacob Cline Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To 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.


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