Hummingbird mint, Red monardella, Red mountainbalm, Scarlet coyote mint
USDA Symbol: moma
USDA Native Status:
A 4-16 in., colony-forming perennial. Glossy-green, paired leaves stay close to the ground, and the large, showy, terminal flower heads have long, tubular, red-orange flowers. A generally low plant with aromatic leaves lining several stems topped by tight clusters of slightly bilaterally symmetrical, tubular flowers.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Native Distribution: S. CA mts.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes & ridges from 2500-6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Extremely well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by cutting, divisions or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Monardella macrantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Monardella macrantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Monardella macrantha
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-11-01
Research By: TWC Staff