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Rhizomatous, bee balm provides soil stabilization and other benefits to wildlife.

Rhizomatous, bee balm provides soil stabilization and other benefits to wildlife. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

Bee balm

The most mildew resistant of the cultivars, ‘Jacobs Cline’ is also taller than other varieties. Plant has tubular, red flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Leaves are fragrant. Does best in moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant. 

Native Americans used this plant as an antiseptic, to treat minor wounds and skin infections, as well as making a tea from the leaves. Today, the leaves are still used to make tea and for salads. 


Height:

4-5 Ft

Spread:

2 Ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

Red

Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green