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MIMULUS (BOUNTY SERIES)

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Kieft-Pro-Seeds

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

MIMULUS( BOUNTY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Monkey-flower

Special Notice

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General Description

Extensive Dutch breeding to increase flower size and color intensity while promoting a more compact habit has yielded the Bounty hybrid monkeyflowers. These are lovely large flowered tender perennial bedding plants typically grown in pots. The monkeyflower genus is composed of many species native to the west coast of North America. These perennial wildflowers, though finicky and often short lived in cultivation have proven quite garden worthy. Their primary parents are the Pacific Coast Mimulus guttatus and a Chilean native, Mimulus luteus. This small bushy plant bears soft oval, evenly green leaves and is often grown as an annual for the florist trade.

The Bounty Hybrids are lovely in the small garden with their large, flaring tubular flowers often compared to snapdragons. Their strong, plain colors include orange, red, rose and yellow, which are quite popular in Europe to warm up cool northern gardens as a bedding plant. The key to monkeyflowers is soil, which should be kept evenly moist yet very well drained. This is an exceptional container plant for instant color on a sunny porch, patio and balcony, but protect from direct afternoon exposure to prevent dehydration and burning.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5"-12" / 12.7cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Ample Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No