Mimulus guttatus

1 litre aquatic pot £9.99
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Buy Mimulus guttatus monkey flower: A bright and prolific marginal plant

This pond plant dies right back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Depth of water: 0-10cm
  • Soil: deep, fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Found colonising reliably moist soils or riverbeds, this fast-growing perennial is ideal for adding colour to the marshy edges of a pond. Initially upright, the plant will send out stolons that root at their nodes producing more plants, which will form a generous clump. The funnel-shaped, yellow flowers are very pretty and form in loose clusters in summer.

  • Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 1-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond, however they will preform better if planted out sooner rather than later. Each plant is relatively short lived, so make sure older plants are replaced with new plantlets as they develop. Protect emerging shoots from slugs and snails.

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A real splash of colour

5

This mimulus has added such a splash (excuse pun!) of colour to my pond. It's a strong grower and has climbed out of it's pot to also root in the surrounding gravel. So easy to grow and I can just pull out some if it gets a bit too much.

starshine

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Less conspicuous than I'd expected

3

I bought it after seeing native mimulus in a stream in Northumberland but was disappointed that this one didn't have such a strong contrast of yellow and red colours.

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