Monarda Jacob Cline

Jacob Cline Bee Balm

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.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Native
Edible
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall , 36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014650

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, '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.)
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SKU
HC014650
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Jacob Cline Bee Balm
Botanical Name
Monarda Jacob Cline
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Height
48 inches
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Edible, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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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