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Mimulus Lutea

Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Has anyone here collected mimulus lutea seeds before? I have two upright stems both with a single, last flower at the top. There are brown pods lining each stem further down. I'm trying to gain advice in the event the seeds fall out into the water. But then being a bog garden/water plant, I suppose they are meant to do that? image


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,689

    I haul it out by the barrow-full. Be careful, it can become an invasive weed.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,528

    They will have already seeded themslves everywhere, whether you like it or not.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,689

    Each to his own and all that, but I hate the flippin' things.

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Oh I see image And there's me thinking it was a desired 'must have' pond accessory image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,689

    if you can keep on top of the dead heading , fine. Although from what you say, methinks it's too late. 

    I have to say, mine were here  en masse when we moved here.

    The seed all round the pond into the crowns of other plants and into the gravel path. 

    Mercifully , they have  a pretty fibrous root system and are easy to spot when they germinate, but I'm not a fan.

  • kleipieperkleipieper Posts: 563

    Bought one many years ago when I first dug my pond and have been fighting them ever since. They produce zillions of seedlings every year! image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,689

    glad it's not just me then kleipieper

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