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
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Native
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
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 Height3-4" tall
Mature Spread6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SizePlant - 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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SKUHC015202
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Native, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Pest / Disease Resistant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of May 6th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
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