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Mimulus aurantiacus

Orange Bush Monkey Flower

Stickey Monkey Flower, Shrubby Monkey Flower
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Mimulus aurantiacus
Principal Common Name Orange Bush Monkey Flower
Common Name(s) Stickey Monkey Flower, Shrubby Monkey Flower
Synonym Diplacus aurantiacus, Diplacus latifolius
Description Woody shrub with funnel-shaped, two-lipped flowers. The flowers are said to resemble a grinning monkey face. Sometimes called Diplacus. One-inch pale orange flowers with sticky leaves and stems, the plant grows to three or four feet.
General Comments Prune in spring before flowering, if pruned again after first flowering, they often rebloom in fall. With moderate water and good drainage they may flower repeatedly throughout the year.
Nativity North America, Australia, Asia, South Africa
Height Range 3 - 4 FT
Spread Range 3 - 4 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Hairy : Medium : Sticky : Strap-like
Form Shrub
Flower Color Orange
Flower Time Spring : Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Butterflies : Cold Tolerant : Drought tolerant : Flower : Poor Soil tolerant

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