Mimulus gutatus


Monkey Musk

Profusion of tall stems covered with striking yellow flowers.


Grows virtually anywhere producing a mass of tall stems of bright yellow flowers and lime green foliage from late Spring to early Autumn. Supplied bare-rooted.

Top tip: Prefers very wet soil as has shallow roots. Clip plant stems back to 10cm in early Summer to produce a bushier and more compact display. Readily sends out runners and sets seed, so can be invasive.

Flowers: June/August

Height of plant: 15-30cm from soil surface.

Propagation:  Very easy to divide from Spring/Summer as stems root everywhere they touch the soil, so can easily be divided.

How to plant:  Plant into a 5lt planting basket using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil and place on a shelf in the pond.  Fill the planting basket with soil to a depth so that the top of the soil covering the roots is level with the rim. Make a hole in the soil to fit the roots, then hold the plant securely and press in the soil all around the roots, pressing the soil down very firmly.  For aesthetic purposes, the soil can then be top dressed with no more than 1cm of pea gravel.

Recommended planting depth:  The planting depth for this plant measured from soil surface to water surface and not including any gravel dressing is 0-5cm.