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Mimulus Midnight - Midnight Hybrid Monkey Flower

Giving Mimulus midnight a bit of summer drought is important to avoiding rot. Taking the measures of planting on a slope and giving a drying out period between waterings will help extend the time Mimulus Midnight will last in the garden setting. The great dark red flower color is worth the effort. The blooming period is during the spring and summer. Mimulus Midnight will take full sun near the coast and requires increasing amounts of shade as the distance from the coast increases. I grow these plants with the same conditions that I give Mimulus aurantiacus, the Sticky Monkey Flower. Mimulus is a larval host for the Checkerspot and Common Buckeye butterflies.

Mimulus Midnight

Dark red flowers of Mimulus Midnight - Hybrid Monkey Flower.

Plant pages from the genus Mimulus featured on this site:
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mimulus bigelovii
Mimulus cardinalis
Mimulus flemingii
Mimulus Georgie Red
Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus Jack
Mimulus Jelly Bean Dark Pink
Mimulus Jelly Bean Orange
Mimulus longiflorus
Mimulus Midnight
Mimulus puniceus
Mimulus Ruby Silver