Scarlet Monardella (Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Propagate the same as you would for others in the mint family.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2014 Plant Select Winner

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 7, 2017 5:25 PM

I started out with the plant in March of 2015. I originally planted it in a mostly shaded area. It bloomed sparsely and became very leggy. In 2016 I moved it to full sun in fast draining sandy loam with a top dressing of chicken grit. This year it started blooming in early summer and is still going strong in October.
The leaves have a wonderful scent, bees and hummingbirds love the blooms.
I tried collecting seed this summer. Not sure if I have anything viable as I don't know what the seed should look like. Next spring I will try dividing it for new plants.
I understand that the life span of this plant is about 4 years.

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