Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson

Scarlet Monardella, Hummingbird Trumpet Mint

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).
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
Native
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height3-4" tall
Mature Spread6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SKUHC015202

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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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. Horticulturist Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens, praised this plant in a blog article Mandala mint revisited...some more glimpses of a spectacular native plant.
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SKUHC015202
Common Name
Scarlet Monardella, Hummingbird Trumpet Mint
Botanical Name
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Advantages
Native, Evergreen
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
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