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Products > Mimulus 'Hybrid Orange'
 
Mimulus 'Hybrid Orange' - Dave Verity Hybrid Orange Monkeyflower

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Phrymaceae (previously Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Diplacus]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Mimulus 'Hybrid Orange' (Dave Verity Hybrid Orange Monkeyflower) - This is a small shrub that grows grows 2 to 3 feet tall and as wide. The orange funnel-shaped flowers have two lips - the top lip is split once and the bottom lip is split twice resulting in five frilly petal lobes. These wonderful flowers bloom spring into summer. The linear leaves on this plant are sticky, likely from its Mimulus aurantiacus parentage. It does best in sun or light shade, and is drought tolerant. It will take temperatures down to about 20 degrees F. This plant from David Verity's hybrids that were selected by Tree of Life Nursery in the 1980s. We started growing this early selection because it proved more durable and long lived than any other of this series. In the newest treatment in the Jepson Flora Project on the tribe Mimuleae, which includes Diplacus, Mimulus, and Mimetanthe, these plants have been removed from the Figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, and placed with the genus Phryma (previously included in Verbenaceae) into the new family Phrymaceae. The woody species of Mimulus that are the parents of most of the hybrids have been separated into the genus Diplacus in the past but current treatment considers all to be in the genus Mimulus. The generic name is from the Latin word 'mimus' meaning "mimic actor" that is derived from the Greek word 'mimos' that means means "imitator" and references the flowers that look like painted faces. Current taxonomical studies indicate that the genus Mimulus now only has about seven species and these are from eastern North America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and Madagascar. Many of the remaining species, including those from California have been assigned to the genus Erythranthe. We await broader recognition of this before we make any change to our listing so as not to confuse ourselves and our customers.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Mimulus 'Hybrid Orange'.
 
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