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Jacob Cline Bee Balm

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'Jacob Cline' Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appear on tall, herbaceous plants in mid summer. Its fragrant foliage and tolerance of pests, mildew and clay soils make 'Jacob Cline' a true favorite in the perennial bed. Deer resistant. (Monarda)
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Botanical Name
Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


A famous American wildflower with bright red, crown-shaped flowers that everyone and every hummingbird loves. 'Jacob Cline' is not a man-made hybrid, but a natural selection of wild Bee Balm, noted and bred for its mildew-resistance. Given enough air circulation, 'Jacob Cline' will stay mildew free much longer than many Bee Balms, making it a valuable addition to the perennial border or meadowscape.


'Jacob Cline' was featured as very attractive to hummingbirds in a Mt Cuba Center Trial Garden Research Report. These reports evaluate native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value, highlighting the ecosystem services they provide.