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Bee Balm Jacob Kline - Bulk

Jacob Kline The mildew-resistant version of this grand native plant. Loved by gardeners and hummingbirds. (Monarda)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 40-60" tall, 30-36" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 3MON-BULK
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 40-60" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the famous American wildflower with the bright red crown-shaped flowers, a description of the large scarlet blooms everyone and every hummingbird loves. Native from the far north all the way south to Georgia, it was first discovered by world famous plant explorer John Bartram during the colonial era. Since its a member of the mint family with fragrant foliage, Bee Balm was always a medicinal plant of the native Americans, and today adds wonderful color to perennial gardens and wildflower meadows. Its a strong-growing perennial that likes moisture, and will grow in sun or partial shade.

Jacob Kline is not a man-made hybrid, but a natural selection of wild bee balm, now famous for its mildew-resistance. Like well-known Phlox David this Bee Balm is the mildew-resistant champ in a sea of mildew-prone plants. If you've new to bee balm, you'll quickly learn that most of them are mildew prone, just like most garden Phlox. All that means is that you have to spray them with fungicide beginning in June. But with Jacob Kline, if you plan for good air circulation around your Bee Balm, you may have no mildew at all. Just a big clump of bright red-blooming flowers.

As with all Bee Balms, the bloom begins in mid-summer, and if you cut off spent flowers for about three weeks, you'll extend the blooming into fall.

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4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

  • Short bloom time (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (7)
  • Garden (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Casual hobbyist (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely Gorgeous

I use this as a back drop for my other flowers in front of it...get tons of compliments...I just hate it when then start falling over and they stop blooming....Read complete review

I use this as a back drop for my other flowers in front of it...get tons of compliments...I just hate it when then start falling over and they stop blooming. But they are bigger and brighter every year!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bee Balm

I ordered two bee balm plants that were planted in different beds 12 feet apart but in the same sunlight conditions. Neither plant did very well. Susceptible to pest damage. Not prolific bloomers....Read complete review

I ordered two bee balm plants that were planted in different beds 12 feet apart but in the same sunlight conditions. Neither plant did very well. Susceptible to pest damage. Not prolific bloomers. Much less hearty than the established bee balm plant that I had growing in a shaded bed. Maybe next year will be a different story. Can't recommend based on this year's performance.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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1.0

It died

By Susan

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

        It did ok for a while. It had one flower on a tiny plant, and then it died.

         
        4.0

        Bee Balm Jacob Kline

        By Jason

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Easy to grow
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Needs To Point East

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

          I got to two of these. One bloomed and grew about two and half feet and is showing new growth at the base. The second one I did not plant in a good spot and did not grow very well. Looks like it is best to plant them where they get the morning and afternoon sun and then shade for the rest of the day. I moved the second one it has recovered and is showing new growth. Need to keep them moist.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Reaaly amazing.

          By Olive

          from Cicago suburbs

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Short Bloom Time

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

          Great addition for butterfly garden and wonderful color!
          Late bloomers and large size but did what I'd hoped- very happy with these plants.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love BEE Balm

          By LJ

          from Smethport, Pa

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Fragrant
          • Great For Butter Flies
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

            Love Bee Balm for my Humming Bird Garden

             
            5.0

            everything i bought from AM came up!

            By marciemaybell

            from long island, NY

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                  loved this plant - and since I lost almost all my plants to Superstorm Sandy, it really lifted my spirits!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pleasently Suprised

                  By Kevin in Pa.

                  from Souderton, Pa.

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Quick Grower
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Attracts hummingbirds
                    • Large Areas
                    • Raised Beds

                    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                    I purchased the Bee Balm to attract Hummingbirds but never thinking they would bloom this year. Well they have not only bloomed but have helped keep Hummingbirds in my yard till the last week of September. Very hardly and a no maintenance plant. I will be planting more.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Did not bloom this year

                    By Betty's gardener

                    from Mt. Pleasant Mi

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Start For A Plant
                    • Reliable Growth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                        Plant has a good start for next year

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderful color and thriving!

                        By LisaN

                        from Fort Wayne, IN

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Fragrant
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                          I love the color and the minty smell. Blooms attractive and butterflies love it. Would recommend planting where you can confine it.

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Absolutely Gorgeous

                          By Let me outside

                          from Missouri

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Large Bulb Size
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                          • Short Bloom Time

                          Best Uses

                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Large Areas

                          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                          I use this as a back drop for my other flowers in front of it...get tons of compliments...I just hate it when then start falling over and they stop blooming. But they are bigger and brighter every year!

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Star of My Garden !!!

                          By Betsy

                          from Fredericksburg, VA

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Attract bees butterfies
                            • Containers
                            • Erosion Control
                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                            My plant arrived quickly and was very healthy...!!!....It is in the center of my bee/butterfly/hummingbird garden and is taller and brighter than all the other "attractions" and has become my favorite...!!! I shall plant several plants next year...!! Thanks American Meadows....you have a customer for life...!!!

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Splash of color

                            By Grandma's Park

                            from Nebraska

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Low Maintenance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Butterfly garden
                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                              I used these in my butterfly/hummingbird garden. They are still on the small side, so hopefully will return in the spring stronger and taller as stated in the description.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Bee Balm

                              By Dan

                              from Bridgeport, CT

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Short Bloom Time
                                • Slow Growth
                                • Susceptible to Pests

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                                  I ordered two bee balm plants that were planted in different beds 12 feet apart but in the same sunlight conditions. Neither plant did very well. Susceptible to pest damage. Not prolific bloomers. Much less hearty than the established bee balm plant that I had growing in a shaded bed. Maybe next year will be a different story. Can't recommend based on this year's performance.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great addition to any garden!

                                  By Poodle Mom Tammy

                                  from Franklin Springs, GA

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                  • Attractive
                                  • Hardy
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden

                                    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                                    This is a wonderful addition to any garden! Saw many a butterfly hover at this plant, as well as actually seeing several hummingbirds flitting around it. I ordered several of these. I will order more in the next few years. I didn't place them together, and probably should have, but this is a plant I would recommend! The bloom color is very vibrant and I got many a comment on them last year when they were showing their colors!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A Real Worker

                                    By GA Digger

                                    from Winder, GA

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                    • Attractive
                                    • Fragrant
                                    • Hardy
                                    • Healthy
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Garden
                                      • Lawn
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Patio

                                      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                                      I purchased 3 for 3 extra large pots. They did well last year, but this year, Oh My! The pots are full and they are already almost 3' tall. I can not wait for the blooms. I know the hummingbirds are going to love them as much as I do!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Very nice and easy to grow

                                      By Jeanette

                                      from Dallas, GA

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                      • Attractive

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Garden

                                        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                                        Lovely plant to attrack butterflies and hummingbirds. Spreads easily. The 2nd season it so much bigger!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Hummingbird Magnet!

                                        By Lupine Lizzy

                                        from Peabody, Ks

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Instructions
                                        • Attractive
                                        • Hardy
                                        • Healthy
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Garden
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Patio
                                          • Pool Area

                                          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Jacob Kline:

                                          Beautiful, unique, wonderful plant for the garden! Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies galore! These prolific flowering plants are a must-have for any level of gardening. The bright red color of the blooms are an eye-catching sight to behold. Super easy to grow, spreading rapidly, even the beginning gardener will have a season of delight with this strong bloomer! Winters well with new growth appearing early in Spring to set the stage for another colorful season.

                                          Service and delivery comments:

                                          American Meadows delivers quality plants and seeds. Their customer service is award-winning, professional, and friendly. I have enjoyed my interaction with American Meadows and look forward to many more years of Happy Gardening! Thanks American Meadows!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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