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).
Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Containers
Groundcover
Native
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Pest / Disease Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 3-4" tall , 6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
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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SKU
HC015202
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Scarlet Monardella, Hummingbird Trumpet Mint
Botanical Name
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Native, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Pest / Disease Resistant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Planting Guides
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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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