Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline') picture

Bee balm - (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline' picture)

The above picture is Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline') that we have grown in our garden. It grows in clumps of upright stems and is known for its large scarlet red tubular flowers. It's a very fast growing plant and considered easy to grow. Deadheading the spent flowers will produce more blooms. It should be cut back in late fall and it's a good idea to divide it every three years or so. Some people use it as a medicinal herb. It is deer and rabbit resistant. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love it.

Plant Type - Perennial Light - Full sun to partial shade
Zones - 4 to 9 Size - 3' to 4' tall
             2' to 3' wide
Bloom time - Summer through fall Tips - Slugs can be a problem.
     Good for cut flowers

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