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Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson

Scarlet Monardella

A dazzling selection of this California native wildflower species, 'Marian Sampson' (commonly known as Scarlet Monardella) has clusters of brilliant red, tubular flowers held over low mats of dark green, shiny leaves. Blooming in late spring it is certain to attract hummingbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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SKU: HBL2X21

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Plant - 2.5" deep pot
 

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SKU HBL2X21
Common Name Scarlet Monardella
Botanical Name Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 3-4" tall
Mature Spread 6-8" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Containers
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
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3-4" tall x 6-8" wide. A dazzling selection of this California native wildflower species, Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' (commonly known as Scarlet Monardella) has clusters of brilliant red, tubular flowers held over low mats of dark green, shiny leaves. Blooming in late spring it is certain to attract the hummingbirds. This little gem is great for a rock garden or in a container. Easy-to-grow, it needs sharp drainage and infrequent summer water. While short-lived, it makes up for it by being exceptionally showy and exotic. Introduced into the trade by Ed Sampson of the Mourning Cloak Ranch in Tehachapi, CA and named it in honor of his late wife, Marian.
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5.0

Very Pretty Little Plant

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from Diamond Springs, CA

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

    I planted these some distance from the house. Now I'm sorry I put them so far away. It needs to be up front in the landscape. It is very striking for such a small plant. Amazingly enough, neither the gophers nor the deer ate them. The gophers pushed one out of the ground, so I pushed it right back in. No problem, they're healthy and doing fine.

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    A great choice for a hot, sunny spot

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    from Weatherford, TX

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Multiplying
    • Survivor
    • Unusual

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      • Naturalizing
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

      I hoped that this tall plant would do well in a hot, sunny spot in my Texas garden. It needed a year to get going, but the second summer it looked great and what's coming up this spring looks wonderful. Shortly after planting, I traveled to Iowa for some cycling and saw thousands of Monarda along the trail. Wildflower or weed? Who cares; I don't think it's native to Texas but it sure is working well for me.

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