‘Jacob Cline’ Bee Balm

Jacob Cline bee balm native perennial

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LGS Notes: Jacob Cline Bee Balm supports a variety of wildlife and pollinators and is not enjoyed by deer. Its a pretty tough plant so can be used in areas where it has space to roam free or other plantings haven’t been successful for you. I love the bright red color of this plant- it definitely adds pizazz to the summer garden. We use it in rain gardens since it’ll tolerate wet soil. It, as do the other bee balms, will likely get powdery mildew in wetter weather. I have not seen this infection necessarily come back in subsequent years or diminish the life force of the plant.

Latin: Monarda didyma
Common Name: ‘Jacob Cline’ Bee Balm
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Tolerate: Drought, clay soil, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy
Information from Missouri Botanical Garden