Is this Mimulus lewisi ?

lilydudeJuly 28, 2008

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ladyslppr(z6 PA)

I think it looks more like mimulus cardinalis. Isn't mimulus lewisii pink and yellow, not all red as this flower is?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 1:24PM
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lilydude

I got it from a seed exchange as M. lewisi, but I think you're right; it's cardinalis.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 2:44PM
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lemecdutex(z15 CA Petaluma)

I've got cardinalis growing in my garden, and that's what I'd say it is, too. I've grown it twice, once with seed from the Theodore Payne Foundation, and once with seed from Thompson and Morgan, so I'm pretty sure mine is really cardinalis.

And like ladyslppr, I was pretty sure that lewisii was pink, perhaps with a yellow throat.

--Ron

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 12:28PM
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