'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.
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
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)
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?
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.