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