Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflora
Mimulus bifidusMimulus bifidusMimulus bifidus

Mimulus aurantiacus var. grandiflora

Sierra bush monkeyflower

A low evergreen shrub to 2’ tall. Drought tolerant but looks better and blooms longer with some summer water.

Use on a slope or in a pot.

Attracts the Common Checkerspot and Buckeye butterflies.

The large pale apricot flowers go through a long blooms period during the spring and summer.

Previously named Mimulus bifidus.

Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Dry, Light, ModerateLoam, Sand
Soil:
Other: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
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Additional Information

Ecological Value

Bees and hummingbirds visit the flowers for nectar, and our local Checkerspot Butterfly lays eggs on this plant

Historical Uses

No Historical Uses found.

Distribution

Endemic to California.

Elevation

Between 0 and 5000 feet

Communities

Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat

Coastal bluffs, rock outcrops, cliffs, canyons, hills.