Mimulus aurantiacus (Diplacus aurantiacus)

apricot monkeyflower

Habit: perennial subshrub with an upright, spreading form. The long deep green, narrow leaves are sticky to the touch. Numerous apricot colored flowers are tubular, having 5 broad lobes with light orange to white centers. Singular flowers are borne from the leaf axis all the way up the stem.

Ecology: found growing on rocky hillsides and cliffs, where winters are cool and moist, and summers are dry and warm.  Apricot monkeyflower grows at elevations from sea level to 7500 ft (2300 m) in a small area of Southern Oregon, and throughout much of California.

Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade, in moist to dry well-drained soil. Drought tolerant but will not produce as many flowers with less water.

Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.


Herbaceous Perennial
1-3 ft (30-90 cm)
1-3 ft (30-90 cm)
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Native Habitat

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