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Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Orange' - Jelly Bean Orange Monkeyflower
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Phrymaceae (previously Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Mimulus 'Jelly Bean Orange' PPAF (Jelly Bean Orange Monkeyflower) - This small shrub grows to 1-2 feet tall with a somewhat upright rounded and compact habit. It is moderately vigorous and is freely branching with dark green glossy leaves and numerous large dark orange ruffled flowers nearly year-round in coastal gardens. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. After plants are established, fertilize and water sparingly. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F. This selection was made by Richard Persoff in 2009 from plants trialed at San Marcos Growers. It was selected on the basis of its compact and freely flowering habit, clean foliage and large dark orange flowers. 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 in the Jepson manual 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. Some 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 with many of remaining species, including those from California, 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 'Jelly Bean Orange' PPAF.
 
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