Mimulus aurantiacus
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Mimulus aurantiacus

sticky monkey bush
bush monkeyflower
sticky monkeyflower

  family scrophulariaceae 
  genus mimulus 

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Genus  Mimulus Species  aurantiacus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sticky monkey bush   bush monkeyflower   sticky monkeyflower Family  SCROPHULARIACEAE Specimen number  S10226 Data source  BtrflyCa p45;HumGrdn p96
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Mimulus aurantiacus is a host plant for the variable checkerspot butterfly. Sticky monkeyflower (also known as bush monkeyflower and sticky monkey bush) is a good hummingbird feeder. This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It needs soil that is dry to moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Euphydryas chalcedona (variable checkerspot butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Mimulus aurantiacus may have originated from California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Mimulus aurantiacus is a perennial. Flowers: Sticky monkeyflower (locally known in some parts as bush monkeyflower and sticky monkey bush) has 1" funnel-shaped flowers with lobed upper and lower lips. Blooms appear for a 6 month period from March through August. Blossoms in such colors as orange, red, pink and yellow are common.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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