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Monkey musk


Monkey musk (Mimulus guttatus (Common Large Monkey Flower))

Funny i just noticed i haven't put this one in yet, had it about 3 years one of those mistake buys, it went rampant in the bog garden, after all that hard cold winter it still grows... resilient little bugger... but nice...



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now that is a new one on me mate - very nice though

12 Aug, 2012

 

Cheers mate, it's a spreader that's the only prob, but it does perform well :-)

12 Aug, 2012

 

nice :)

12 Aug, 2012

 

I agree with Paul, it is nice little flower, and I think it grows wildly also in my garden. I am just curious about the origin of that strange name ....:)

12 Aug, 2012

 

I like these SL. I used to put them in pots...and replaced them every year...didn't realise they were perennials! Oops! lol!

12 Aug, 2012

 

Lol thanks Kat i've no idea about where the name originated from :-))

Thanks Karen, i thought they were only an annual but these don't want to be :-))

12 Aug, 2012

 

heehee! Good for them! :))

I think that when you look at some pictures of them, they look like little monkey's faces? :)

13 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Karen :-))

Thanks Gudia, welcome to GOY :-)

13 Aug, 2012

amy
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Nice one , musk suggest a smell but having never smelt a monkey I wouldn't know about that !

13 Aug, 2012

 

that's true Amy, but i've never smelt it either i just liked the flower :-)

14 Aug, 2012

 

Amy, SL, you have never been in the ZOO? :)))) I know exactly what is the monkey┬┤s musk, Lol.

14 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Kat :-))

14 Aug, 2012

 

I used to grow M.cardinalis and that was borderline hardy. It did however self seed readily, germinate early and reliably and grow like crazy!

14 Aug, 2012

 

That's the scarlet one isn't it, this one this year hasn't been too bad, but it is contained in the bog garden area..

15 Aug, 2012



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