Solved Red Mimulus?

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  1. SimonZ

    SimonZ Gardener

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    Although the flower shape is similar, something just doesn't feel right in thinking these are mimulus; for a start the flowers are much smaller than most mimulus ("mimuli?") I've grown or seen. To my shame I honestly can't remember planting them - it has been a tough year - but they are in a container, grew patiently through summer, and seem to be thriving now.DSCF9447.JPG
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  2. KFF

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    Hi Simon , they're Diascia. They're a hardy perennial. Just cut them back by about half when they finish flowering and they'll start again in the Spring.
     
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