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Mimulus alatus

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Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus (MIM-yoo-luss) (Info)
Species: alatus (a-LAY-tus) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jameso On Jul 12, 2009, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

This plant is a host plant for the buckeye butterfly. It's native to East Texas.

Regional...

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

Vincent, Alabama
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Croton-on-hudson, New York
Valencia, Pennsylvania
Cedar Grove, Tennessee
Longview, Texas
Merrimac, Virginia



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