Mimulus naiandinus ‘Mega’

Mimulus naiandinus ‘Mega’

Abundant REALLY LARGE fanciful blooms appear Spring thru Summer on this new “Monkey Flower” variety from Chile. Twice the size of the original species (2” top to bottom), ‘Mega’s’ creamy white flowers are blushed cherry & garnished with a yellow throat & showy spots. Dark branching stems, refined blue-green foliage & a bushy 20” high & wide form completes the “must have” picture. Easy & fast. Cut back anytime to refresh growth and bloom. Decidu­ous but reliably returns each Spring. Rich soil. Self-sows!

Mimulus can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs, with paired leaves and 2-lipped tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or in the leaf axils. For some reason, the following book is out of print: Evolution of Floral Color Patterning in Chilean Mimulus.

20 high  and wide

2 inch pink blooms

spring/summer

rich moist soil

sun/part shade

Zones 9-10