Erythranthe cardinalis 'Red Dragon'

Erythranthe cardinalis ‘Red Dragon’

Scarlet monkeyflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Erythranthe cardinalis 'Red Dragon'
  • Common name: Scarlet monkeyflower
  • Family: Phrymaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Erythranthe cardinalis, or the scarlet monkeyflower is a short-lived, bushy perennial with bright red flowers that are bilaterally symmetrical, like snapdragons. It’s native to west North America, including Mexico, California, Nevada and Utah where it grows in moist soils in wetlands or near springs and streams. The fuzzy and sticky foliage can be cut back after flowering to keep the plant looking neat.

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Erythranthe cardinalis ‘Red Dragon’ has darker flowers and foliage than the species, as well as dark purple calyces. Brilliant for a long season of flowers and will attract butterflies.

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For best results, grow Erythranthe cardinalis ‘Red Dragon’ in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

How to grow Erythranthe 'Red Dragon'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / boggy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Erythranthe 'Red Dragon' and wildlife

Erythranthe 'Red Dragon' is known for attracting butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Erythranthe 'Red Dragon' poisonous?

Erythranthe 'Red Dragon' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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