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Mimulus guttatus

common large monkey flower

M. guttatus is a short-lived perennial to 30cm, with spreading stems, toothed, oval, mid-green leaves and bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers, often marked with red in the throat, in summer

Other common names
monkey flower
seep monkeyflower
see morespotted monkey flower
Synonyms
Mimulus langsdorffii
Mimulus luteus guttatus
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Phrymaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Mimulus can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs, with paired leaves and 2-lipped tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or in the leaf axils

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W North America

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, permanently moist soil in sun or semi-shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Slugs and snails may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews

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