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Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'


Groundcover with clusters of long, tubular, flaming red flowers from burgundy sepals atop blue-green foliage.

Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' is a darling perennial groundcover with clusters of long, tubular, flaming red flowers that trumpet upwards from burgundy sepals all atop a shiny, blue-green mat of foliage. Requires infertile, sharply draining sites in full sun with only occasional summer water. Blooms from late spring into summer and is a magnet for hummingbirds. Great for rock gardens and containers which can greatly extend the lifespan of this plant as compared to garden situations with excessive moisture.

Common Name: Scarlet Monardella

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to coastal mountain ranges of southern California and Baja California, where it grows in several habitat types, including sharply draining chaparral, woodlands, and forest.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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