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PlantFiles: Tiger Monkey Flower
Mimulus tigrinus

Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus (MIM-yoo-luss) (Info)
Species: tigrinus (tig-REE-nus) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

14 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ladybirdsong On May 7, 2014, ladybirdsong from Klamath Falls, OR wrote:

I purchased this plant in a mixed 'color bowl' in late March of this year 2014. I was certain they had been forced into blooming early but took a chance & brought it back to Klamath Falls, OR with me. Its having to spend its days outside/nights indoors until after our last frost date which is June 15th; despite this moving back and forth this lovely is doing very well and continues to bloom profusely. It definitely is a thirsty plant but well worth every drop it consumes. I live in a very cool zone 6 (most of us here disagree with USDA and feel we are more like a zone 5). Even so the tiger monkey flower is thriving.

Positive klaasje On Aug 16, 2010, klaasje from Auckland
New Zealand wrote:

Lovely flower, here in Auckland New Zealand the red one is a perennial, so Florida etc should also be able to grow this on from year to year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Denville, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Warwick, Rhode Island
Seattle, Washington

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