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Mimulus aurantiacus puniceus (Diplacus)
Mimulus aurantiacus puniceus (Diplacus)

Mimulus aurantiacus puniceus (Diplacus)

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Red Bush Monkeyflower

A shrub that grows up to two feet tall and three feet wide.  Red 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.  These plants will not tolerate excess summer water.

- Plant in full sun to part shade

- Tolerates most soils

- Water once a month after the first year

- Heat tolerant

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, bees, and butterflies

- Deer resistant

- Native to California