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botanical name:
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus
Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Southern Red Monkey-flower, Sticky Monkey-flower
synonyms:  Mimulus puniceus, Diplacus puniceus
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season:
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Small evergreen shrub with slightly sticky leaves. Deep brick red flowers producuced through summer to autumn.

Adaptable to most soils, but must be well drained, drought tolerant but dislikes excessive wet. Warm sunny position.
Trim in spring to promote bushiness.

From seed or by cuttings. In the wild, flowers are fertilised by hummingbirds.

other notes:
Native to southern California, USA
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