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  • 1. *Tricolor monkeyflower – Mimulus tricolor (MIM-you-lus TRY-color) Family: Phrymaceae (Monkeyflower Family) Native to: OR and northern CA; edges of vernal pools in Coastal Ranges and Great Central Valley. Growth characteristics: annual wildflower mature height: < 1 ft. mature width: < 1 Tiny (usually 4-6 inches tall) annual wildflower. Leaves opposite, lance-shaped and slightly hairy. Foliage usually in tufts, clammy to touch. Blooms/fruits: Blooms in spring – Mar-May. Flowers are striking – with typical monkeyflower shape. The wide mouth is deep pink in color with a white and yellow blotched throat and a large maroon spot at the base of each lobe. One of the prettiest CA native monkeyflowers. Uses in the garden: Mostly used in moist settings- around a pond/pool or in a rain garden or swale. Would make a lovely container plant or in a bog container. Consider for winter damp areas of the garden, around bird drinkers, areas that get overspray, anywhere that Mimulus guttatus does well. Sensible substitute for: Non-native monkeyflowers. Attracts: Good insect pollinator habitat. Requirements: Element Requirement Sun Full sun best; light shade probably ok. Soil Most; in nature, sandy soils; any local pH. Water Needs moist conditions in winter/spring until flowering ceases; then decrease water for good seed production. Fertilizer Not needed. Other Gravel mulch should work well. No bark/ship mulch. Management: Easy if plenty of winter rain – other-wise irrigate. Collect seed or let plants self- seed. Will likely self-seed if happy. Propagation: from seed: likely easy with no pretreatment required. Plant/seed sources (see list for source numbers): 48 4/27/14 © Project SOUND * not native to western Los Angeles County, but a CA native