Scarlet monkeyflower, Crimson monkeyflower
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Scarlet monkey-flower is a large-flowered, robust perennial
with 2-3 ft. stems. The flowers are carried high above the leaves and are of a peculiar shape. The lower lip is swept backward and the stamens
extend beyond the upper lip. All parts of the flower
are a brilliant, red-orange hue.
The handsome red flowers of this plant attract hummingbirds.
Image Gallery: 8 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, UT Native Distribution:
e. to NV,
extreme s.w. UT
& AZ Native Habitat:
Stream banks & seeps below 8000 ft.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Older stems need to be trimmed back periodically or the growth becomes floppy and unsightly. This plant reseeds freely.
Crimson monkey flower
attracts hummingbirds. Conspicuous Flowers: