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PlantFiles: Monkey Flower
Mimulus guttatus

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Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus (MIM-yoo-luss) (Info)
Species: guttatus (goo-TAH-tus) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive tlhowes On Oct 6, 2011, tlhowes from Sweet Home, OR wrote:

This is a common wildflower of roadside ditches and moist areas in my area (Linn County, OR), and I have successrully transplanted it from the wild to my raised flower bed where it bloomed continuously throught June and July. It's common name is Seep-spring Monkeyflower

Positive Magazinewriter On Jun 29, 2003, Magazinewriter from Bloomfield Hills, MI wrote:

In Michigan, it's sold as an annual. However, some of mine reseeded from last year.
It formed a bright carpet when planted after the daffodils finished blooming.

Neutral eje On Jul 24, 2002, eje from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Like the large snap-dragon-style flowers of this west coast native a lot; however, the bloom time is not long and it's a little weedy. After blooming it sends out runner-like shoots and also self seeds. Probably could be invasive, if conditions permitted (like in a bog garden). Good in a native plant garden. Probably not appropriate for anything more formal.

Regional...

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

Seward, Alaska
Cave Creek, Arizona
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Malibu, California
Sacramento, California
San Leandro, California
Boise, Idaho
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Dallas, Oregon
Salem, Oregon (3 reports)
Sweet Home, Oregon



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