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Monkey Flower Mimulus x hybridus

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MIM-yoo-luss BY HYE-brid-us
Description

Showy annual with multi-colored petals. It prefers moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter which needs to be kept well-watered. Does best with cool night temperatures and mulching to keep the soil cool. In the deep south plant as a cool weather plant.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#partial shade#annual#partial sun#mounding#cool temperatures#multicolored
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#partial shade#annual#partial sun#mounding#cool temperatures#multicolored
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mimulus
    Family:
    Phrymaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a slightly bitter flavour and are mostly added to salads as the leaves can also be used as a lettuce substitute. Native Americans ate the young stems and leaves of smaller, non-woody varieties. The root was used as an astringent and the crushed plant as a poultice for rope burns and minor wounds.
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Americas, Australia, Africa, and Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Description:
    Multicoloured funnel-shaped showy flowers
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Design Feature:
    Border