Scarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm Pots

Code: PL0697
Scarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm PotsScarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm Pots
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Scarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm PotsScarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm Pots
Scarlet Monkey Flower Mimulus cardinalis - 3x 9cm Pots

Mimulus cardinalis is a clump-forming perennial with dark green foliage and vivid red flowers. It makes an ideal waterside plant, and is low maintenance as well as eye-catching.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: red
  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: up to 40cm
  • Flowering Time: summer
  • Uses: gardens, beds and borders, bog gardens, pond margins
  • Growing Habit: clump-forming, spreading
  • Exposure: exposed or sheltered
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: loam, chalky, sandy, clay, neutral, acid
  • Moisture: boggy conditions, pond/in water

Caring and Maintenance

Remove faded flower spikes as necessary, and add compost to improve soil moisture. Propagate through division, seeds, or softwood cuttings.

Planting

  • Plant spread: up to 30cm

Plant in reliably moist soil in full sun or partial shade. It will grow in shallow pond margins and in bog gardens. If growing in a pond it should be placed in pond plant baskets filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. This plant is suitable for zones 1 & 2 of a pond.

 

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