Clusters of brilliant red, tubular flowers that are almost 2″ long are held over low mats of dark green, shiny leaves. Blooming in late spring (bloomed in September for us). Drought resistant. Requires low-nutrient soil and excellent drainage.
Pronunciation: mo-nar-DEL-uh ma-KRAN-tha
Species Meaning: Large flowered
Monardella macrantha is native to California.
Short lived plant can be propagated from runners or division.
This variety originates from a seedling grown by the late Ed Sampson of Mourning Cloak Botanical Garden in the 1990s and named after his wife.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19038
Found in Portal,
Along the narrow path leading to the portal, about 2/3 of the way down on the right.
We acquired this plant from Fred Meyer.