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Mimulus aurantiacus | Sticky Monkey Flower

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Synonym Names: Diplacus a.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

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Sticky Monkey Flower is a drought tolerant evergreen shrub 4' tall with numerous, orangish yellow flowers in spring and summer. It is a California native that attracts hummingbirds in abundance. This shrub can be found on the dry hills and canyon slopes in the Sierra Nevada foothills and the central Coast Ranges.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Orange, Yellow, Multi-Colored

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

Leaf Color

Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

11

Sunset Zones

7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Oak Root Fungus

Design

Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wild Garden

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Raised Planter, With Rocks

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photography by: El Nativo Growers, Inc.

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