Mimulus cupreus 'Whitecroft Scarlet' (Monkey flower)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Overview

Awarded the RHS Award for Garden Merit and it certainly is a 'dooer'. With red flowers all summer long above compact, neat foliage, this plant is great for a rockery (provided it's not too dry), front of border or pond edge.

Happy in sun or shade as long as the soil isn't too dry, this really is a very easy and rewarding plant to grow.

'Whitecroft Scarlet' is an old variety becoming less and less common as newer varieties are raised and promoted. However the newer varieties tend to be shorted lived so we still prefer this old favourite.

The name Monkey Flower comes from the Latin Mimus, meaning mimic or actor because the flowers resembled a mask. All Mimulus prefer moist soil and shelter from strong winds. The Musks mysteriously lost their scent at the beginning of the 20th century - if you discover yours has a scent, please let us know!

Height: 20cm

Common name(s): Monkey flower; Monkey Musk.


All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow almost everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.