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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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(based on 10 reviews)
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Most Liked Positive Review
Fantastic among flagstone
We live in Zone 5 (Boulder County, CO) and planted 2 last spring in a small open patio of flagstone. I figure I'd grow them as annuals when I saw they are Zone...Read complete review
We live in Zone 5 (Boulder County, CO) and planted 2 last spring in a small open patio of flagstone. I figure I'd grow them as annuals when I saw they are Zone 7. We had beautiful blooms for a prolonged period, and then they stayed green all winter! What a lovely surprise. We plan to buy more!
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Can't take the heat. Perhaps
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...Read complete review
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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Hardier than it looks
By Grandma Jennie
from Burns, OR
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Comments about High Country Gardens Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson:
The winter of 2016/2017 was brutal with nearly four full months of our entire yard covered in snow up to six feet deep. Seriously doubted this wispy looking plant would survive, but it not only survived, it has grown and thrived this year, with the added bonus of blooming twice! It is in one of my rock gardens and has lent itself well to hanging over some rocks near the edge, the stems turn an point upward so nothing is obscured. I highly recommend this plant for high elevation, cold climate gardens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A striking and colorful addition
from Portland, OR
A beautiful and colorful addition to my xeric garden. Flowers are huge in comparison to the modest foliage. My plant took a while to get growing and was not particularly robust, but I hope it will gain size and strength in the next growing season. Would recommend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Erie, CO
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Produce buds very early & now blooming in mid-May!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wouldn't purchase again
from Washington State
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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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
did not survive
from Huntington Beach, CA
One bloomed. One died months before the second one. I had them planted in my drought tolerant garden.
Merchant response: We sincerely apologize that the Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson plants did not meet your expectations. One factor to keep in mind is that generally, the first year you would expect to see healthy green growth with blooms the 2nd and successive years. We do understand that there can be many variables in gardening and we are committed to our customers success, standing behind all of our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us at your convenience and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
from Durango, Colorado
They did well but were not very showy, maybe next year they will do better. They are in the front border
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Super Fast Bloomer!
from Pima, AZ
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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Cluster of red flowers on new transplant.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Amarillo, TX
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very Pretty Little Plant
from Diamond Springs, CA
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.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A great choice for a hot, sunny spot
from Weatherford, TX
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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