Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Jacob Cline Bee Balm




Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Monarda

Parent: Monarda didyma

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Clump forming and may spread wide. Powdery mildew resistant. Large, deep red flowers in summer. Deer and rabbit resistant, attractive to bees and butterflies. Square stems, aromatic foliage (mint family).

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Evergreen in September 2011 and planted it in the Camellias And More garden. The flowers have a very interesting form. Got rather floppy in late spring 2012 and burned a little in the early July heatwave. Did well in 2013 until deer ate the stems and many flowers. Could have been rabbits eating the lower stems.

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