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Bee Balm Jacob Kline

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

Item Size

Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $13.95

Sale: $9.07

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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
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, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, 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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Reviews

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4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

  • Short bloom time (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (7)
  • Garden (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • 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 14 customers

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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

    Pros

      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.

                          (1 of 1 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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