Scarlet Monkey Flower
This is a wide-ranging group of plants with different needs. All have funnel-shaped, two-lipped flowers said to resemble a grinning monkey face—hence the common name.Mimulus cardinalis
Native to dampor wet locales throughout muchof the West. Grows to 2 1/2 ft.high and wide, with upright orsprawling stems and brightgreen, sticky leaves. Tubular,scarlet, 1 1/2–2-in.-long flowersbloom throughout summer.Give full shade in Zones 12 and13, sun or shade elsewhere.Ample water.
Native to California. Grows to 4–18 in. high, about 9 in. wide. Subtly beautiful flowers, carried sing...
From southern Arizona, northern Mexico. To 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with narrow,...
Compact; to 16 in. high.Denser growth, rounder leaves,fewer flowers than species; maybe longer-lived.