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Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Jelly Bean Dark Pink' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink'

(monkeyflower)

Another fine selection by monkeyflower breeder Richard Persoff. Selected for clean, dark green foliage, compact habit and floriferousness. Growing 2 ft. tall and wide with showy, large, dark, rosy-pink flowers with an orange throat and a very fine white edge. As the flowers age, the color becomes paler, creating a dramatic contrast between new and old flowers. Monkeyflowers require good drainage, full sun along the coast and light shade inland. Drought tolerant once established with an occasional deep watering to keep the flowers coming. A favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Jelly Bean Lemon' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Jelly Bean Lemon'

(monkeyflower)

Another selection from the Jelly Bean series of hybrid monkeyflowers. Dark green compact foliage grows 18 inches to 2 ft. tall and wide. Glowing, lemon-yellow, frilly flowers over a long period decorate the branch tips. Valued for their long bloom period, monkeyflowers perform best with good drainage and sun to light shade. Drought tolerant, but some occasional summer water is helpful. These short lived perennials benifit from pinching to produce a nice shape and strong structure to hold the abundant blossoms. Nice in containers too. Highly attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Deer resisitant. 
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Jelly Bean Orange' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Jelly Bean Orange'

(monkeyflower)

'Jelly Bean Orange' is another selection from the Jelly Bean Series of hybrid monkey flowers. Chosen for its compact habit and heavy display of large, bright-orange frilly blossoms. Monkey flowers are a useful group of free flowering, drought tolerant, native sub-shrubs that bloom spring through summer. Best with good drainage, light shade and careful watering. Monkey flowers do best with an occasional deep watering in the summer and pinching to form good support for the profuse blossoms.  Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds work the flowers and the painted lady and checkerspot butterflies use it as a larval food source. Deer resistant.             
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Jelly Bean Red' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Jelly Bean Red'

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Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Lizard Gold' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Lizard Gold'

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Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Pamela' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Pamela'

(monkeyflower)

Monkeyflowers are beloved for their long and showy flower displays of frilly trumpets, beginning in mid spring. The cultivar 'Pamela' was selected by Susan Ashley, a Bay Area grower and instructor of plant propagation. 'Pamela' offers golden-yellow flowers with white edging. Grows 1 to 2 foot tall by 2 foot wide, with narrow, shiny, dark-green foliage. Plant in full sun to light shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established, but occasional deep watering extends bloom period. Pinching helps produce a sturdy structure to hold it's abundant blossoms. Highly attractive to bees and hummingbirds. Larval food source for painted lady and checkerspot butterfly. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Peach Hybrid' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Peach Hybrid'

(monkeyflower)

This dependable Mimulus hybrid is one of the oldest in our collection.  It has large orange frilly blossoms.  Grows 2-3 ft. tall and blooms profusely in the spring and summer often into autumn. Drought tolerant shrub which can grow in sun to light shade and benefit from pinching back to form a strong framework for floral display and to keep compact. They require good drainage and respond to occasional watering, but resent drip irrigation systems that deliver water on a regular basis.  Deer resistant.  Larval food source for painted lady and checkerspot butterfly.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Phil's White' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Phil's White'

(monkeyflower)

This monkeyflower opens pale yellow-ivory and fades to white. It's a cross between the lovely but cold tender White Verity hybrid and Mimulus bifidus from Bowman Lake in the Sierra Nevada (thanks to Ted Kipping). It has proved long lived in both Fulton and Sebastopol. It has the useful characteristic of sprouting new growth from the base so that old growth can be pruned away. Best with light shade and good drainage. Water occasionally for best blooms. The flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Trish' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Trish'

(monkeyflower)

Another hybrid monkeyflower developed by Richard Persoff, sporting large rosy-pink flowers. Floriferous, drought tolerant, native sub-shrub growing 1 - 2 ft. tall and wide. Best with good drainage, light shade and careful watering. Best with occasional deep watering in the summer and pinching to form good support for the abundant flowers. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds work the flowers, painted lady and checkerspot butterflies use it as a larval food source. Deer resisitant.    
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'U.C. Hybrid' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'U.C. Hybrid'

(monkeyflower)

Monkeyflowers are floriferous native sub-shrubs that bloom spring into summer. The cultivar 'U.C.Hybrid' is very vigorous with burnt orange colored flowers. Requires good drainage, full sun along the coast with  light or part shade inland. They benefit from pinching to form a strong framework to support its floriferous branches. Best kept on the dry side with occasional deep summer waterings. Hummingbird, butterflies and bees enjoy the flowers, larval food source for checkerspot and painted lady butterflies. Deer resisitant.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Vibrant Red' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Vibrant Red'

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This monkeyflower sports large, vibrant, dark red, tubular flowers with yellow nectar guides which are custom made and highly attractive to hummingbirds. Growing 2 ft. or more tall and wide, the glossy green foliage is the perfect foil for the showy, late spring and summer blossoms. Plant in full sun to light shade, with good drainage and occasional summer water. Larval food source for buckeye and checkerspot butterflies. Deer resisitant.
Mimulus (Diplacus)  'Willit's Apricot' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) 'Willit's Apricot'

(monkeyflower)

This beauty appeared in a Willit's garden, a chance seedling near plantings of multiple monkeyflower hybrids. Standing out with it's large, flaring trumpets of orangy-apricot, it has proven to be a vigorous and willing grower. Growing up to 3 ft. tall and wide, in full sun to light shade and good drainage. Best with occasional deep watering in the summer and pinching to form good support for the abundant flowers. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds work the flowers and the painted lady and checkerspot butterflies use it as a larval food source. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus  sticky monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus

(sticky monkeyflower)

This is the monkeyflower you find in the hills and along the coast around here. Grows 2 - 4 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.
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Freezeout Creek' red sticky monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Freezeout Creek'

(red sticky monkeyflower)

This monkeyflower stood out from all the others, growing on a slope in an opening of a lush redwood forest in western Sonoma County. Instead of the more typical medium-orange, tubular flowers, 'Freezeout Creek', sports larger flowers of velvety, red-orange, fringed with gold on the petal edges. Monkeyflowers are drought tolerant, floriferous shrubs, growing 2 -3 ft. tall and blooming profusely in the late spring and into summer. Plant in full sun to light shade with decent drainage. Drought tolerant once established but responds to occasional summer water, especially when blooming. Benefits from annual pruning and pinching. The flowers are pollinated by bees and hummingbirds and are a host plant for checkerspot and buckeye butterflies. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Mattole Point' sticky monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Mattole Point'

(sticky monkeyflower)

We can thank the keen eye of Mark Moore of the Humboldt Botanic Garden for this fine selection of our native sticky monkeyflower. Selected from the remote Mattole Point near the mouth of the Mattole River along the Lost Coast. This selection has particularly beautiful foliage and a compact habit with glossy, dark-green, deeply veined leaves. The abundant, orange, tubular flowers are tucked into the dense foliage which grows 2ft. or so tall and wide. Plant in full sun to light shade with good drainage and occasional summer water. Hummingbirds and bees use the flowers and it is a larval food source for checkerspot and buckeye butterflies. Deer resistant.

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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Rodeo Gold'

(yellow sticky monkeyflower)

Here is a form of sticky monkeyflower that offers, warm yellow, tubular flowers with a golden throat, rather than the more usual orange flowers. This Cal Flora Nursery selection, was found in coastal southern Marin County. Growing roughly 3 ft. tall and wide, plant in sun to part shade, with occasional summer water. Monkey flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The checkerspot and buckeye butterflies use it as a larval food source. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Russian Gulch' compact sticky monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Russian Gulch'

(compact sticky monkeyflower)

From the wind swept bluffs of the Sonoma Coast comes this super, compact form of sticky monkey flower. The nodes are quite close together, forming a tight, compact, floriferous shrub of shiny green foliage, 2 ft or so tall. Covered in cheerful, orange, tubular flowers packed into the dense foliage, late spring into autumn. Plant in sun to light shade with good drainage and occasional summer water. Hummingbirds and bees visit the flowers and it is the larval food source for checkerspot and buckeye butterflies. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Ted's Yellow' sticky monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) aurantiacus 'Ted's Yellow'

(sticky monkeyflower)

Grows 2 - 3 ft. tall with yellow 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.
Mimulus (Diplacus) bifidus 'Esselen' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) bifidus 'Esselen'

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We have been impressed with this fine selection from Big Sur, which offers compact habit, shiny green foliage and broad bright-orange flowers over a long period. Plant in sun to light shade with little to occasional summer water. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all work the flowers and it is a larval food source for the Checkerspot butterfly. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) bifidus 'White' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) bifidus 'White'

(monkeyflower)

This elegant monkeyflower has extra frilly, creamy-white, azalea-like flowers, with soft yellow throats. The abundant blossoms stand out against the slender, deep green foliage and bloom over a long period, late spring and into fall. Reaches about 2 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Plant in sun to light shade with good drainage and occasional summer water. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are all drawn to the flowers and it is a larval food source for checkerspot and painted lady butterflies. Great in a container. Deer resistant.
Mimulus (Diplacus) calycinus  rock bush monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) calycinus

(rock bush monkeyflower)

From central and southern California, this monkeyflower is similar to our local species, but has large, creamy-yellow, trumpet shaped flowers. Grows 2 - 3 ft tall and a t least as wide, and flowers from late spring, well into the summer. For sun to light shade with good draining soils and occasional summer water. Flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies and is a larval food source for checkerspot and painted lady butterflies. Deer resistant. Previously known as:  Mimulus longiflorus ssp. calycinus
Mimulus (Diplacus) hybrids  monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) hybrids

(monkeyflower)

Over the years we have accumulated a collection of beautiful Monkeyflower hybrids offering an amazing range of colors. From pure white to ivory, different shades of yellow and orange to reds and purple. Blooming profusely in the spring and summer often into autumn, these drought tolerant shrubs make colorful additions to the garden where they can grow in full sun on the coast to part shade inland. Growing 2-3 ft. tall and wide, they benefit from pinching to form a strong framework to support their flower display and keep the brittle plants compact. They require good drainage and respond to occasional watering, but resent drip irrigation systems that deliver water on a regular basis. Deer resistant. Larval food source for painted lady and checkerspot butterfly.            
Mimulus (Diplacus) longiflorus  Santa Susana monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Diplacus) longiflorus

(Santa Susana monkeyflower)

Attract hummingbirds to the abundant, stand out, red flowers of this monkeyflower. Hailing from southern California and growing 2 -3 ft. tall and at least as wide, this drought tolerant, floriferous shrublet blooms late spring into fall. Plant in sun to light shade with good drainage and occasional summer water. Besides hummingbirds, other pollinators will be attracted to the flowers and the foliage is used by checkerspot and painted lady butterfly larvae. Deer resistant. Previously known as: Diplacus rutilus; Mimulus longiflorus var. rutilus.
Mimulus (Erythranthe) cardinalis  scarlet monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Erythranthe) cardinalis

(scarlet monkeyflower)

Native to wet areas throughout the West, this robust perennial can easily grow to 2 ft. tall and wide. Tubular scarlet flowers are a hummingbird favorite and are very showy. Plant in sun to part shade with ample water. Perfect beside a pond, stream or water feature. Trim as needed to keep tidy. The flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds.
Mimulus (Erythranthe) cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold' monkeyflower
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Mimulus (Erythranthe) cardinalis 'Santa Cruz Island Gold'

(monkeyflower)

An interesting color form of a streamside native found on Santa Cruz Island. Rather than the usual scarlet tubular flowers, this monkeyflower has golden orange blossoms with a band of yellow with red dots at the base of the petals. Plant in sun to part shade with regular water. Perfect beside a pond, stream or water feature. Does well in containers too. Trim as needed to keep tidy. A hummingbird favorite.

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