Mimulus Guttatus â€“ â€œMonkey Flowerâ€
This lovely Chilean flower produces a succession of red-spotted bright yellow "snapdragon" flowers from earliest spring. It grows equally well with its feet in water, when it spreads freely, making a glorious floating carpet of flowers all summer long.
Sow finely and evenly, covering thinly, at any time in gentle heat or a warm spot outside. Grow on individual seedlings in 3â€ pots, and then plant out in a well-cultivated position or even where it can spread into water.