Mimulus cardinalis (scarlet monkeyflower)
A herbacious perennial in the lopseed family. It has orange-red flowers that bloom in the spring through fall and toothed, downy leaves. It is typically found in wetlands or moist areas. It is a fairly large, spreading, plant that grows up to three feet wide and high. Plant with: Seep Monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata), Hedge Nettle (Stachy bullata), Blue Flax (Linum lewisii), Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), and Stream Orchid (Epipactis gigantea).
- Plant in light shade (can take full sun but does not do as well)
- Tolerates Clay or sand texture
- Regular water
- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, and bees
- Deer resistant
- Native to California