Mimulus bifidus 'Junipero Serra'

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Phrymaceae (formerly in Scrophulariaceae)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 18 inches
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Light orange
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
A spreading, bushy shrublet, this monkeyflower has narrow, dark green leaves and blossoms up to 2 inches long and broad, the spreading face often ruffled. Flowers are bright orange with white markings and can appear from spring to fall. For the heaviest bloom, the plants should be cut back two or three times each season. Sun, well drained soil, moderate to occasional watering when established. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less.