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Products > Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Purple Pink'
 
Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Purple Pink' - Jelly Bean Magenta Monkeyflower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Phrymaceae (previously Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Magenta
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Mimulus 'Purple Pink' PPAF (Jelly Beans Purple Pink Monkeyflower) This small shrub grows to 1-2 feet tall with upright habit. It is moderately vigorous and is freely branching with dark green glossy leaves and numerous large pale magenta flowers with an orange throat and fine white lines along petal margins. Flowers can be present nearly year-round in coastal gardens with peaks in late winter to early summer. 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 magenta pink flowers. 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 in the Jepson manual 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. Some taxonomical studies indicate that the genus Mimulus now only has about seven species and these are from eastern North America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Madagascar with many of remaining species, including those from California, assigned to the genus Erythranthe. We await broader recognition of this before we make any change to our listing so as not to confuse ourselves and our customers  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Purple Pink'.
 
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