Mimulus longiflorus / Diplacus longiflorus (sticky monkeyflower)
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A California Native shrub that can reach up to three feet high and wide. It has yellow orange flowers that bloom year around. It is best to plant in dry shade, if grown in full sun they will turn brown and go dormant. It is typically found in wetlands or moist areas. It is best to pinch regularly to help the plant establish a dense branching habit. It is important to establish a dense branching habit to support the upright branches flower stalks. You can remove the stalk after flowering. You can cut off all existing flower stalks in mid May through June if you would like a second flowering season! You can shape in the fall. If old wood is pruned new growth will not resprout.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area. For more recommendations visit our Easiest California Native Plants to grow in your garden guide.
- Full Sun and part shade
- Best in well drained soil
- Attracts hummingbirds, birds, butterflies, and bees
- Native to California