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Botanical Name: Mimulus species
Common Name(s): Monkey flower
Monkey flowers like damp soil and shady areas. The funnel-shaped flowers come in shades of red, yellow and orange, as well as variegated shades. Sow during spring and do not cover seed. Space seedlings 150mm apart and pinch back. Flowers should appear 11 weeks after sowing. Excellent for containers and hanging baskets.
Family: – Phrymaceae, lopseed family
Botanical Pronunciation: – MIM-yew-lus