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Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Bee Balm

'Jacob Cline' is a tall, vigorous, long blooming bee balm with enormous red blooms and fragrant foliage. Perfect for the back of any planting, it provides nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds, seed for birds and cover for wildlife. Removing old flowers extends the July through August bloom time.

Benefits

Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant; mildew resistant foliage
Thrives in full sun or partial shade with 8+ week bloom time
Old stems provide winter cover for beneficial insects
Seed source for birds and other critters

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Place in a sunny area with good air circulation. Thin clumps to improve air circulation after several years if they get too crowded. Remove old flower heads the first few weeks plants are blooming to prolong bloom. After that, let flowers go to seed so birds and other creatures can eat the seed. Leave the stems standing in winter to provide homes for beneficial insects.


Height
36-48 Inches

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Spread
36-48 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Native Range

Openings and moist thickets; Maine to Michigan south to Ohio and West Virginia, then down the mountains to northern Georgia.

Native Trivia

Nectar is an easily digested sugar that provides energy for creatures with high metabolism rates. Did you know the heart rate of a hummingbird is 1,260 beats per minute?


"Butterflies thrive on the sweet nectar from these flowers, as do their hummingbird friends!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium Perennials
Medium to Tall Perennials
Exposure
Sun
Soil
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Late Summer
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Wet Sun
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Cut or dried flower
Fragrant
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin