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Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Nanus)

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The Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Nanus) is generally described as an annual forb/herb. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Nanus) has green foliage and inconspicuous red flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous red fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Nanus) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate.

The Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower (Nanus) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by container, seed. It has a rapid ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 32°F. has medium tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Annual
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Late Spring
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Multiple Stem
Drought Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 0.5
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Red
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 32
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate None
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 6.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 10–10 inches/yr
Planting Density 2700–4800 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 120 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability High
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

Plant Distribution
can be found in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
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