Botanical Name: Mimulus guttatus
Common Name: Yellow Monkey Flower
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 200
Mimulus guttatus, Yellow Monkey Flower: Also known as Erythranthe guttata this low growing perennial is useful along the edges of ponds or fountains. Native to western United States, this flower produces a succession of red spotted bright yellow snapdragon like flowers in spring summer. In the U.S. it is found in a wide range of moist habitats, from coastal meadows and streams to steep, seeping slopes fed by high mountain snow melt. Great for attracting nectar birds and bees into the garden. Prefers a moist soil or will grow equally as well with wet feet in sun or part shade. If the soil dries out the Monkey flower disappears but usually comes back the following season. Makes a gorgeous floating carpet in ponds. 30 cm H x 60 cm W.
Sow Mimulus seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Lightly cover with vermiculite or seed raising mix to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C. keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Pot on seedlings once two sets of leaves have formed to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.