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Mimulus aurantiacus. Sticky Monkey-flower, also known as Bush Monkey-flower may be found in many habitats, including the transition zones from deserts to the mountains. It is a perennial sub-shrub and tolerates partial shade, and may attain a size of 3 to 4 feet. Hummingbirds and butterflies adore this shrub. Often found on hillsides.
The flowers may appear from a pale yellow to bright orange. It may go dormant in the hottest summer months. Monkey-flower will grow in many types of soils, but does require adequate drainage. Cutting back lightly may extend bloom period. Do not cut back into old wood.
Sunset Zone(s): 5, 6 (w/ protection), 7-9, 14-24
USDA Zone(s): 7-10
Blooming Period: Spring, Summer
Color: Pale Yellow to Orange
Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, alkaline, loam
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3210 feet
Location: San Bernardino County