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MIMULUS 'Magic Mix'

Image of Mimulus 'Magic Mix' (MAGIC SERIES)

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

MIMULUS 'Magic Mix'( MAGIC SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Magic Mix Monkey-flower, Monkey-flower

Special Notice

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General Description

The Magic monkeyflower hybrids offer an enormous range of color and large flower size for exceptional summer bedding plants. The monkeyflowers are a large group with many species native to the west coast of North America. These wildflowers, though finicky and often short lived in cultivation have proven quite garden worthy and have yielded this exquisite series of hybrids. The 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 Magic hybrids are lovely in the small garden with their large tubular flowers often compared to snapdragons. Their 18 strong varieties are mottled and include exotic bicolors in many shades of orange, red, rose and yellow, which are quite popular in Europe to warm up in 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 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 10

  • 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, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • 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