Planted 3rd week of May (SE Mi) in 6 hr sun. Tilled soil to 8", amended with manure compost, re-tilled to mix. Beautiful flowers by mid-June, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds took interest. Still in bllom as of early Aug. Do utilize stakes and approach with care as the stems are very fragile.
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
- Large red flowers like pom-poms
- One of the best red Bee Balms available
- U.S. native that's great for hummingbird & butterfly gardens
Vibrant, large red flowers are in abundance atop the plant throughout the summer. It has a great upright habit and is deer resistant. The foliage is a rich green color and has a minty fragrance when crushed. Flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and make a beautiful bouquet. They multiply rapidly by self-sowing or underground stems. This plant has excellent mildew resistance making it a great choice for the garden.
Uses: Bog, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Feature: Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or dappled shade. Avoid crowding. Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Water new plantings regularly to establish. Thereafter, do not allow plants to dry out in summer. Deadhead after flowering for rebloom. In early spring, cut old foliage to the ground; divide every 2-3 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.