This mimulus will grow in very wet soil, including pond margins, but is also happy in any soil which doesn't get too dry. Typical Monkey Musk flowers throughout much of summer, yellow with occasional red 'blood-spots'. Will self seed and spread gently.
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.
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 and spread: 25cm x 30cm
Common name(s): Blood-drop-emlets; Monkey flower; Monkey Musk.
Synonym: Formally known as Mimulus luteus.