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Mimulus Magic Series

monkey flower Magic Series

Magic Series are dwarf, spreading plants to 20cm in height, grown as annuals or biennials, with 2-lipped flowers 4cm across, in yellow, orange or red, also in pastels and bicolours, in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Red Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Phrymaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, very moist soil in sun or partial shade, ideal for damp beds or bog gardens

Propagation

Propagate by seed

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

No pruning required

Pests

Slugs and snails may be a problem

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews

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