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Mimulus

Mimulus spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mimulus Overview

A genus of 7 species of annual, perennial or evergreen shrubs in the Phrymaceae (lopseed) family. They are native to parts of North America, Asia, Africa, Madagascar and Australia. They have paired leaves and often brightly coloured tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers. Some members are popular garden plants and most prefer a moist soil in sun or shade. They are not drought-tolerant.

Common problems with Mimulus

How to propagate Mimulus

Cuttings

Propagate by division in spring the perennials, sub-shrubs by softwood cuttings in late summer, annuals and all species by seed in autumn or early spring.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Mimulus

Attractive flowers which resemble a monkey's grin! Suitable for coastal conditions.