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Tiger Monkey Flower Seeds

Mimulus tigrinus

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, since it needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This seed can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in the spring.

Growing: Keep the plants watered if the weather becomes dry; this plant prefers very moist soil, and even tolerates standing water. It may self-seed, and often spreads by rhizomes. These flowers particularly attract bumblebees, which have enough strength to force their way into the protected interior for pollination. For a possible second bloom, cut back the plant by one third after the first blooms have faded.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers have faded, seed pods will form. As soon as the pods begin to dry and turn brown, harvest them. Break open the pods to remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Mimulus tigrinus

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 600,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 16 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $5.40 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $8.00 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $22.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This native wildflower makes itself equally useful as an ornamental garden plant and as an addition to wetland or bog plantings. The genus name comes from the Greek words for "mimic" and "ape," because of the resemblance of the blossoms to the face of a clown-like monkey.The species name "tigrinus" means "striped like a tiger," referring to the uniquely marked blossoms.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall. Press the seed into the surface of the soil, since it needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This seed can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in the spring.

Growing: Keep the plants watered if the weather becomes dry; this plant prefers very moist soil, and even tolerates standing water. It may self-seed, and often spreads by rhizomes. These flowers particularly attract bumblebees, which have enough strength to force their way into the protected interior for pollination. For a possible second bloom, cut back the plant by one third after the first blooms have faded.

Harvesting: These blossoms do not perform well as cut flowers, and are best enjoyed outdoors.

Seed Saving: After the flowers have faded, seed pods will form. As soon as the pods begin to dry and turn brown, harvest them. Break open the pods to remove the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Mimulus tigrinus

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 600,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 8 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 8 Weeks

Height: 16 Inches

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