Diplacus aurantiacus Diplacus aurantiacus
Mimulus aurantiacus
Common Name Orange Bush Monkeyflower, Sticky Monkeyflower
Latin Name Diplacus aurantiacus prev. Mimulus aurantiacus
Family Scrophulariaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-9, 14-24 / 9-10
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Below 5,000 feet in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Height X Width 3 feet X  3 feet
Protective Mechanism Poisonous to browsing animals
Leaves Silver, stressdeciduous
Flowers One inch yellow to orange to scarlet flowers in spring, dormant in summer in desert
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagagtion Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Songbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Hummingbirds and butterflies use flowers, birds eat seeds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DIAUA
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5489
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=diau
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimulus_aurantiacus
    Images and data http://www.sunnygardens.com/garden_plants/mimulus/mimulus_1960.php
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/51477/
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/242.htm
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Mimulus+aurantiacus
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DIAUA
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