De scarlet red flowers of this rich flowering Monkey Flower have a yellow heart-spot and yellow stamens. The plant tolerates some degrees of frost (to –7 °C), but is mostly used as an annual in moderate climes and in moist to wet soil (or in up to 15 cm deep water). A marvelous pondside- or swamp-plant for a sheltered, sunny to semi-shaded spot. Evergreen in very soft winters or in a rather warm climate. The main species this cultivar derives from, originates from Chile.