Mimulus ‘Andean Nymph’
(Syn. M. naiandinus)
Dancing nymphs with pink and softest yellow striped skirts. Mimulus ‘Andean Nymph’ produces large trumpet flowers with flaring skirts, dance for all the warmer months. It is very useful for the shaded garden, pots or baskets because of its long and prolific blooming. Shear hard occasionally to promote yet more flowers and neaten – or it will just keep adding more blooms till it flops about.
Growing: Mimulus ‘Andean Nymph’
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade.
– Soil: Well drained but moist soil, will not tolerate being dried out for long periods.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees, butterflies and also other beneficial insects.
– Care: Cut back spent flower heads to encourage fresh, repeat flowering. Additionally a tidy up of old growth is all that is really needed.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Usually not first choice for these pests.
– Origin: In 1972 a very small amount of these Mimulus were discovered by Cheese and Watson in Los Quénes, Curicó, Chile. It is undoubtedly a true species however it has never been classified or given a botanical name.