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Products > Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Lemon' PPAF
 
Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Lemon' PPAF - Jelly Bean Lemon Monkeyflower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Phrymaceae (previously Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Lemon' PPAF (Jelly Bean Lemon Monkeyflower) - This small shrub grows to 1-2 feet tall with a somewhat upright rounded and compact habit. It is moderately vigorous and is freely branching with dark green glossy leaves and numerous large pure lemon yellow ruffled flowers nearly year-round in coastal gardens. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. After plants are established, fertilize and water sparingly. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F. This selection was made by Richard Persoff in 2009 from plants trialed at San Marcos Growers. It was selected on the basis of its compact and freely flowering habit, clean foliage and large lemon yellow flowers. This plant has a patent pending. In the newest treatment in the Jepson Flora Project on the tribe Mimuleae, which includes Diplacus, Mimulus, and Mimetanthe, these plants have been removed from the Figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, and placed with the genus Phryma (previously included in Verbenaceae) into the new family Phrymaceae. The woody species of Mimulus that are the parents of most of the hybrids have been separated into the genus Diplacus in the past but current treatment considers all to be in the genus Mimulus. The generic name is from the Latin word 'mimus' meaning "mimic actor" that is derived from the Greek word 'mimos' that means means "imitator" and references the flowers that look like painted faces.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Lemon' PPAF
 
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