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Questions About Monkey Flower

Asked by
RANFRONTDESK on
July 5, 2018
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Q. IS IT TOO LATE TO PLANT MONKEY FLOWER SEEDS

I HAVE NO ADDITIONAL INFO…JUST IS IT TOO LATE TO PLANT SEEDS

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 5, 2018
A.

You might say it is too early to plant monkey flower, Mimulus ringens. The seeds require several months of cold before planting will trigger germination. This is called cold stratification and is common for native plants. Some also require slight moisture during this cold period. Many plant the seeds in fall and let winter do the stratification. Since there are several types of monkey flower, I suggest you do an online search for growing your type from seed. If you don't know your type, location may help determine if there needs to be moisture with the cold stratification. If you don't know the type but know what the flower looks like, search images on the internet for a match. Here are some details on growing Mimulus from seed: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/monkey-flower/growing-monkey-flower-plant.htm

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Asked by
Angeldkaye on
October 1, 2018
Sylacauga AL 35151

Q. Rust on my monkey face plant

This was such a beautiful plant with so many blooms!!! Now these spots are just taking over the leaves. Is it rust? I am posting a before and after picture

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 3, 2018
Certified Expert
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More likely a fungal issue. Make sure you water from below and don't splash onto the leaves. Make sure soil is well draining and dries slightly between watering. Air flow can help prevent fungus issues.

This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/plant-leaf-spots.htm

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