Common Names: sticky monkey flower
Type: Perennial shrub
Size: 3-4 ft. high and wide (varies with cultivar).
Flowers: Buff orange 2 in. flowers with funnel shape; late spring and summer; longer with water; leaves glossy, narrow, dark green. Many cultivars in other colors.
Uses: Color accents, near oak trees, in heat. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for hummingbirds. Butterfly larvae. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety, including clay; should be well-drained.
Water: With medium water will bloom most of year.
Sun: Full sun or some shade.
Pruning: Prune in spring before growth starts. Prune after first flowering to promote repeated bloom into fall.
Pests & Diseases: No serious pests or diseases.
Notes: Plant is not long-lived; take cuttings and start in moist sand. Hardy to 15° F.