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Monarda didyma Jacob Cline

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 4-5' (Plant 14-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
The plants explode with very large fiery red flowers just as summer begins. Monarda Jacob Cline is considered to be the very best red variety on the market. The leaves of Monarda can be used to flavor teas. A carefree strong grower. Exquisite when paired with Achillea or Russian Sage.

Features to Note:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot

Monarda General Information:

Monarda are very attractive to Bees and Hummingbirds. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All these varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance, but if plants are stressed by drying out, spraying for powdery mildew can be necessary.

Monarda Plant Care:

Prefers moist, compost-rich soil. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: MOJC