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Mimulus Jack - Jack Hybrid Monkey Flower

Mimulus Jack with its wine red flowers is almost always sporting at least a few blooms. Mimulus Jack grows well in full sun near the coast but prefers some mid day shade when planted in inland gardens. Good drainage conditions are required for the shrubby Mimulus cultivars. This can be accomplished by planting on a slope or mound with heavy soils if a drying out period is allowed between irrigation cycles. Mimulus Jack is Winter hardy into the low 20°s F. The branches are easily broken. It is best to site Mimulus Jack away from traffic, wayward hoses, and shortcuts taken by the dogs and kids. Mimulus Jack is a great addition to the Butterfly Garden and the Hummingbird Garden. Mimulus is a larval host plant for the Checkerspot and Common Buckeye Butterflies.

Mimulus Jack, Jack Monkey Flower

Flowers of Mimulus Jack are red with a hint of magenta - Hybrid Monkey Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plant pages from the genus Mimulus featured on this site:
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mimulus bigelovii
Mimulus cardinalis
Mimulus flemingii
Mimulus Georgie Red
Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus Jack
Mimulus Jelly Bean Dark Pink
Mimulus Jelly Bean Orange
Mimulus longiflorus
Mimulus Midnight
Mimulus puniceus
Mimulus Ruby Silver