Mimulus aurantiacus

Mimulus aurantiacus
sticky monkeyflower

This is the monkeyflower you find in the hills and along the coast around here. Grows 2 - 3 ft. tall with buff orange tubular flowers. Full sun near coast, light shade inland. Good drainage, keep on the dry side and fertilize minimally. Benefits from annual trimming. Larval food source for the common checkerspot and buckeye butterflies. The flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds.  Deer resistant.