Mimulus x hybridus
This is a wide-ranging group of plants with different needs. All have funnel-shaped, two-lipped flowers said to resemble a grinning monkey face—hence the common name.Mimulus x hybridus
Grows to 1 ft. high and wide, with smooth, succulent leaves. Flowers are 2–2 1/2 in. across, in colors including cream, rose, orange, yellow, scarlet, and brown, usually with heavy brownish maroon spotting or mottling. Mystic Mix series has virtually unspotted flowers. Sow in spring for summer bloom, or set out plants for an early spring show. Provide rich soil with high organic content, regular water, nd partial or full shade. Actually a perennial, this is most commonly grown as an annual.
Native to Eurasia and North Africa. Slender, branching, hairy-stemmed plant to 3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wi...
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