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
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Other: Divide every 3-4 years or when overcrowding occurs.
Pollinators: Bees
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Bee Balm
  • Oswego Tea
  • Beebalm
  • Bergamot
  • Firecracker Plant
Also sold as:
  • Jacob Kline

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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 24, 2014 10:38 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 16, 2012 8:04 PM concerning plant:
    Full sun is recommended, but I find it grows and blooms in quite a bit of shade. Very mildew resistant.
Plant Events from our members
gardengus On June 17, 2016 Bloomed
first bloom
gardengus On June 20, 2014 Bloomed
full bloom
Catmint20906 On June 12, 2015 Bloomed
MunchkinsMom On June 5, 2016 Bloomed
Has one bloom almost completly open, and is spreading nicely.
MunchkinsMom On April 2, 2016 Transplanted
Kitchen Rock, 2" pot, about 3" tall, leafing out
MunchkinsMom On November 2, 2015 Obtained plant
Dogwooderitternet eBay Semi-Dormant
christine2 On June 1, 2010 Obtained plant
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