<i>Monarda didyma</i> 'Jacob Cline'<br>Bee Balm
<i>Monarda didyma</i> 'Jacob Cline'<br>Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
Bee Balm

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Full SunDeer ResistantBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

'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
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

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

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts

 

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?

 

GROWING 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.

 

Mature Size: 36-48in. Tall x 36-48in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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