Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
|Family Scientific Name:
|Family Common Name:
||Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC
||Tennessee Valley, California
||M. guttatus is found from Alaska south to California and south through the Rocky Mountain states to Mexico.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between July 1st and September 30th.
Mature capsules are brown.
Seed is very tinyu and black.
||Seed Cleaning: Remove seeds from pods just prior to sowing.
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.
Seeds are sown in flats 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 lightly covered.
Flats are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on May 1st.
% Germination: 80%
||Seeds germinate 15 days after sowing.
Seedlings are transplanted 15 days after germination to individual containers 2"x10" tubes (Deepot 40) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Transplant Survival averages 80%.
|Length of Establishment Phase:
|Active Growth Phase:
||Fertilize with Nutricote NPK (13-13-13) 3 months after transplanting.
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC plants (Deepot 40); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 20 September 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|