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Mimulus aurantiacus (Diplacus)
Mimulus aurantiacus (Diplacus)

Mimulus aurantiacus (Diplacus)


Bush Monkey Flower

A shrub that grows up to five feet tall and wide.  Orange and yellow flowers bloom winter through summer- the stigmas are sensitive and will close after they are touched.   It has green sticky leaves.  It is normal for the plant to go dormant and drop it's leaves in a summer dry garden.  It is recommended to  pinch back new growth in spring to maintain a compact form and deadhead to increase flower production.

- Plant in full sun to part shade

- Tolerates most soils

- Water once a month after the first year

- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks

- Heat tolerant

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, bees, and butterflies

- Deer resistant

- Native to California