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Erythranthe cardinalis - Scarlet Monkeyflower (Seed)

Erythranthe cardinalis - Scarlet Monkeyflower (Seed)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameErythranthe cardinalis
Common NameScarlet Monkeyflower
Plant TypePerennials
Height by Width2ft. x 4ft.
Flower ColorRed, Maroon, Burgundy
Flowering MonthsMay, June, July, August, September
Sun ExposureInland-Shade
Water RequirementHigh
Soil TypeLoam, medium draining
Sowing SeasonYear Round
Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy

* Sowing difficulty levels:
  • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
  • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
  • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination

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