Sticky monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Photo by: Brother Eric Vogel, F.S.C.
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Sticky monkey flower is very drought tolerant plant that
produces abundant flowers throughout the entire summer. The Mimulus
genus is a very large group that includes 77 species in
California. The common name, "monkey-flower", comes
from early botanists who thought the flowers resembled a monkey's
Sticky monkey flower (M. aurantiacus) may sometimes be
included in the genus Diplacus by some botanists. The
genus Diplacus has been separated out from other Mimulus
species due to their woody habit. Sticky monkey flower is a woody
shrub ranging in size from 12 to 48 inches with bright orange to
yellow flowers depending on variety.
Sticky monkey flower may be grown from both seed or cuttings.
Propagation from cuttings is preferable if you are attempting to
progagate plants with a specific flower scolor. It prefers full
sun with good drainage and little or no summer water.
California Native Plant Society - North Coast Chapter
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Last updated February 4, 1997