Rasotasis puikūnas – Mimulus guttatus

Rasotasis puikūnas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameRasotasis puikūnas
Latin plant nameMimulus guttatus DC.
English plant nameMonkey Flower
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Water bodies and coastal
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • wet soils
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • 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, months5
Groupshort-lived perennial (grown 2-4 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Seeds stay viable for 3 years. Hybrids do not mature seeds, therefore they are propagated in hotbeds by scrub division and cuttings. Seeds are small. 23000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 2.5 grams of seeds sown. Seeds of hybrids are sown in green houses between March and April. Seeds germinate within 3-4 weeks.

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