Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline') in the Bee Balms Database

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Also sold as:
Jacob Kline

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-91cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years or when overcrowding occurs.
Pollinators: Bees
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:04 PM

Full sun is recommended, but I find it grows and blooms in quite a bit of shade. Very mildew resistant.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 10:38 AM

Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) 'Jacob Cline' is an attractive cultivar, bearing bright red blossoms in mid to late summer. Like most Monardas, it prefers moist soil. Keep thinned out to prevent mildew. In my zone 7a garden, 'Jacob Cline' got leaf burn in too much sun, so I have kept it in a part-shade spot, where it has bloomed. It probably would do well with only morning sun in hotter summer climates.

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