Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Diplacus aurantiacus W. Curt. aurantiacus (W. Curt.) Jepson
||Mimulus aurantiacus Curt.
||Scarlet Monkey Flower
||Marin county, California
||D. aurantiacus is found in rocky places in the coastal range and foothills of the Sierras, below 3,000 feet elevation; from Santa Berbara and Placer counties to western Oregon.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between Jun 1st and August 1st.
Mature capsules are brown.
Seed is black and tiny at maturity.
||Seed Cleaning:Rub capsules over a sieve.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Transplanting Germinants.
2 grams of seeds are sown per flat containing Sunshine Mix #4 Aggregate Plus (peat moss, perlite, major and minor nutrients, gypsum, and dolomitic lime).
Seeds are mixed with media to sow and are surface sown.
Flats are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on August 15th.
% Germination: 50%
||Seeds germinate 10 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 10 days after germination to individual containers 2"x7" tubes (Deepot 16) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 90%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
|Active Growth Phase:
||Fertilize with Nutricote NPK (13-13-13) 3 months after transplanting.
Prune back to 4 nodes 3 months after transplanting.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Diplacus aurantiacus W. Curt. aurantiacus (W. Curt.) Jepson plants (Deepot 16); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 24 October 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|