Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson

Scarlet Monardella

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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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$7.99
Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBL2X21

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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.
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 Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / 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
Ships to Canada No

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High Country GardensMonardella macrantha Marian Sampson
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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60%

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Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
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2.0

Wouldn't purchase again

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from Washington State

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  • Attractive

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

I kept this plant in pots due to the hot summer in WA ~ only 2 of the plants I ordered gave me any flowers and they didn't last long. Dried up even though I kept them watered.
Was disappointed.

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2.0

did not survive

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from Huntington Beach, CA

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

        One bloomed. One died months before the second one. I had them planted in my drought tolerant garden.

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        3.0

        okay

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        from Durango, Colorado

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

            They did well but were not very showy, maybe next year they will do better. They are in the front border

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            5.0

            Super Fast Bloomer!

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            from Pima, AZ

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            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

              It was totally amazing! I ordered two from HCG that were delivered very quickly. I planted, mulched and fertilized the day after they arrived. I was astounded to see one of them blooming the very next day and the second one shortly thereafter. I couldn't believe that these tiny plants could produce such large red flowers so quickly!

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              1.0

              Can't take the heat. Perhaps

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              from Amarillo, TX

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:

                    I bought a number of these from different nurseries. They all died during the summer. I paid particularly attention to them but none of them established. I'm guessing our climate was too warm for it.

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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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                      5.0

                      A great choice for a hot, sunny spot

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                      from Weatherford, TX

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                      Pros

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

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                        • Naturalizing
                        • Outdoors

                        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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                        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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