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Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Cline’

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Average, moist
Bloom Time: Red in July, August
Size: 3-4 feet in height; 3 foot spread

Plant in a wildlife or cut flower garden or meadow and enjoy the aromatic foliage and showy blooms. The Jacob Cline is common native beebalm cultivar that is resistant to powdery mildew and thrives, sometimes aggressively, in sunny, moist, well-drained soil. Also known as Oswego Tea because the leaves were used for tea by the Oswego Indians of New York. It is native to New York State and states south.

Garden Companions

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Nature Benefits

• Nectar source for hummingbirds and swallowtail butterflies.
• Caterpillars of some moth species feed on the foliage.

Native Habitat

Occurs in moist open woods, meadows, stream banks.

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