Monkey Flower
Mimulus 'Magic White Blotch'

Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Mimulus (MIM-yoo-luss) (Info)
Cultivar: Magic White Blotch

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Ewing, Kentucky

North Augusta, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 22, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I raised these plants from seed to plant in the soggy area where my hose leaks.

They do fairly well with lots of water, but they probably don't have enough sun for their taste. They also get very snail/slug-eaten.