Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson'

Monardella macrantha ‘Marian Sampson’

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.

Propagation Notes

Short lived plant can be propagated from runners or division.

Additional Information

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.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Monardella

Species: macrantha

Variety: Marian Sampson

Commonly known as: Scarlet Monardella

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Water Needs:
Summer - Low Water
Winter - Low Water
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Season of Interest:
Zn 0 to 6 - too cold for me!

Susceptible to Rabbit and Rodents.

Resistant to Deer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.