Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Mimulus rutilus
Simi Valley red monkey flower

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Mimulus rutilus or Semi Valley red monkey flower grows primarily in Semi Valley  with a small patch reported in Filmore. It has bright red flowers and really need well drained soil. It’s a favorite of both hummingbirds and bees. The red flowers really stand out. This is a rare one and a real garden prize.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Mimulus rutilus

Common Name

Simi Valley red monkey flower

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

3' tall × 3' wide

Flower Color

Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Fall

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Hummingbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun / Part Shade / Full sun on coast / afternoon shade inland

Water

Drought Tolerant
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