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How to Grow Monkey Flower

Mumulus Germination Information

Mumulus is the botanical name for Monkey Flower
Mumulus Seed Germination How to Sow Mumulus:
  • Best sown indoors, 10-12 weeks before last frost, at 65-75° with NO cover
  • Seeds will germinate in 10 days
  • If sown for conservatory use, seeds may be sown in fall for spring flowering, or in winter for a summer show
  • It is not recommended to sow the small seeds outdoors

How to Grow Mumulus:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Plant out 6 inches apart in full shade in a rich, moist, well-drained soil

Soil: Thrives on moist soil. Water freely and fertilize regularly

Temperature: Grow on as cool as possible, providing only frost protection, or grow on at 55-60° days/40-45° nights

Additional Care: When grown indoors, provide diffused light, an evenly moist soil, and cool, 50° nights

Appearance and Use:

A plant for summer show in planters, borders, and as bedding material. Useful for spring and summer show in conservatories. Mimulus x hybridus ‘Grandiflorus’ is more erect in habit and has larger, 2 inch flowers that are brighter in color; while M. cupreus is more spreading with smaller, 3/4 inch flowers. Both are vigorous and floriferous species that grow 6-8 inches tall. Their yellow or red flowers are 2-lipped trumpets that are often spotted and resemble a monkey’s face. Leaves are green, smooth textured, ovate from 3/4-3 inches long by 1/2-11/2 inches wide. Margin is toothed


About Mumulus:
Pronunciation:  mim’u-lus
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Scrophulariaceae; native to Chile
Common Name: Monkey Flower