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Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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8331 Nelson Way
Escondido, CA 92026
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Mimulus cardinalis

Scarlet Monkey Flower.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 33 $ 8.99
Plants in production
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Escondido, CA
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One Gallon 95 $ 4.50
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A perennial to 3'. It likes sun to full shade and regular water. It has 2" red tubular flowers most of the year. An aggressive seeder that should be used in revegetation or large gardens, (or for those people that kill every thing else). It's serpentine tolerant and an important Hummingbird flower. The flowers are very showy and liked by most. I've seen it in the bottom of creeks with water flowing around it and it has survived in regular gardens well with 1/week water. It is native in the mountains surrounding the deserts. The British cultivate it and say it needs a sheltered location! It loves the nursery! (It's like a relative with too big of a family.) Click here for more about Monkeys in California

Mimulus cardinalis tolerates sand, clay, serpentine, no drainage and seasonal flooding.
Mimulus cardinalis is great for a bird garden.
Mimulus cardinalis's foliage type is evergreen.
Mimulus cardinalis's flower color is red.

Communities for Mimulus cardinalis:Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Coastal Strand, Douglas Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks), Southern Oak Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 4.00 to 9.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 0.50 to 1.00
width[m]: 0.30 to 1.00
rainfall[cm]: 101.00 to 1550.00

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