Geltonasis puikūnas – Mimulus luteus

Geltonasis puikūnas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameGeltonasis puikūnas
Latin plant nameMimulus luteus L.
English plant nameYellow Monkey Flower
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Water bodies and coastal
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • wet soils
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 10 to 15
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • yellow, yellow tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupshort-lived perennial (grown 2-4 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds (Mimulus luteus), scrub division or cuttings. Seeds are very small. 30000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 0.3 – 0.5 gram of seed sown. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. Mimulus hybrid does not mature seeds. The flower could be propagated by cuttings and scrub division in hotbeds. Mimulus luteus is self-sowing plant.

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