Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Mimulus cardinalis
scarlet monkey flower

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Mimulus cardinalis-scarlet monkey flower- Native to shady damp areas near streams. Will grow well in shaded areas of the garden with a bit of supplemental water. Will flower spring through fall. To keep them flowering through summer they’ll need a 1x week watering. In fall/winter/spring they’re on their own.

Hummingbirds love the bright orange/red flowers.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Mimulus cardinalis

Common Name

scarlet monkey flower

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

1-1/2' tall × 2' wide

Flower Color

Orange / Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer

Foliage

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Part Shade / Shade

Water

Occasional
Availability

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