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 much of the West. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and wide, with upright or sprawling stems and bright green, sticky leaves. Tubular, scarlet, 1 1/2–2-in.-long flowers bloom throughout summer. Give full shade in Zones 12 and 13, sun or shade elsewhere. Ample water.
Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades to green.
Grows to 2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Grows from a carrot-shaped perennial root and forms a rosette of f...
Native to the high plains of the West. Longtime favorite for pots, borders, and especially for cutting...