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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
description:
Small evergreen shrub with slightly sticky leaves. Deep brick red flowers producuced through summer to autumn.

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

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

other notes:
Native to southern California, USA

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