Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Jacob Cline Bee Balm (Jacob Cline Bergmot)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Named for the son of Georgia plantsman and garden designer Jean Cline. This is the ticket as far as mildew resistant Monardas. Wonderfully aromatic foliage and stems with enormous red tubular flowers from June to August. A Saul Nursery introduction. Cherished by butterflies and hummingbirds. Also makes an excellent cut flower


More About Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

  • the classic red monarda

Monarda is native to eastern North America, so it is easy to grow and it multiplies quickly. The flowers' sweet nectar attracts scores of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed and is often used to flavor teas.


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Cottage Garden
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Native to Northeast

Exposure

  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Flower Color

  • Red

Habit

  • Rounded
  • Mounding