Mimulus ( Monkey flower )

Mimulus is attractive of its bright yellow color. I found the spotted mimulus in a flower shop. After I planted it in a small pot, it started growing and soon it had many flowers. It has many flowers continuously next to next, and I'm often trimming it.

My book says that the science name "Mimulus" came from Latin word which means a clown, and came also from Greece word which means monkey. English name is monkey flower. There might be some different kind of mimulus that looks like monkey.
It's basically a perennial plant. But, I'm sorry that the climate of summer in Japan is too hot and humid for it to grow.

Wrote on July 15 2005