Great Purple Monkeyflower Mimulus lewisii - 1L Pot
Mimulus lewisii is a herbaceous, upright perennial with branched stems and lance shaped leaves. In late spring and early summer, it bears beautiful pink flowers with segmented petals. These terminal pink flower clusters are delicate and appealing, and will add a touch of colour and charm to flower beds and borders.
- Flower Colour: pink/magenta
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 50cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, pondsides
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: upright
- Exposure: exposed or sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
- Soil Requirements: clay, loamy, sand, neutral, alkaline, acid
- Moisture: moist to wet
Caring and Maintenance:
This plant is low maintenance. However, the occasional removal of deadheads is recommended to help prolong flowering. It can be propagated through division, seeds, or basal cuttings.
This plant will thrive in almost all soil types, in either full sun or partial shade. It is recommended that this plant be established in fertile, free draining soil, in either exposed or sheltered conditions.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.