The shrubby monkey flowers are native, floriferous subshrubs that bloom spring through the summer. Best with good drainage, light shade and careful watering. They do not flourish with drip irrigation and are best with occasional deep watering once established. Monkey flowers can be brittle and pinching helps produce a good scaffold for these profusely blooming plants. The selection ‘Eleanor’, introduced by Yerba Buena Nursery, offers an abundance of soft orangey-yellow blossoms edged in white. Growing around 3 foot tall and wide. Monkey flowers are deer resistant and are a larval food source for the painted lady and checkerspot butterfly.