• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 12 to 18 inches tall, and 18 inches wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Heaviest in spring and early summer; nearly year-round in coastal gardens.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:MIM-yoo-luss aw-ran-ti-AYE-kus
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Average landscape size:Reaches 12 to 18 inches tall, and 18 inches wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Heaviest in spring and early summer; nearly year-round in coastal gardens.
    Flower color:Orange
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Needs well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Needs little care once established. In cold winter areas, potted plants may be overwintered indoors in a warm, sunny window.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This hybrid selection's ancestry lies with the colorful California native Mimulus, which have been widely collected and hybridized since the late eighteenth century. Part of a controlled breeding program, 'Mimapri' originated from a cross between a female parent with yellow flowers, a more trailing habit and less branching, and a male parent with pink flowers, larger flower size and lighter green foliage. From the seedling progeny of this cross, 'Mimapri' was selected. The first vegetative cuttings were propagated from the initial selection in August 2002 in a controlled environment in Gilroy, Calif.