There are several hardy monkey flowers, mainly American species and typically found in moist or wet, even boggy ground. This Chilean species, sometimes known as monkey musk or yellow monkey flower, is a fully hardy, vigorous and spreading plant that often seeds itself freely when happy. It thrives best in wet soil, especially the consistently moist and humus-rich soil of a bog garden. Plants can even be grown as marginals, with their toes in the water's edge. The 5cm (2in) flowers grow in pairs, and are shaped like narrow antirrhinums, in bright yellow with red or purple spots.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Moist, Boggy, Sandy
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Flowering period: July to August
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