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Mimulus ‘Burgundy’ and ‘Sunset’

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Here it is 2006, and Pacific Plant Promotions is now able to offer the second pair of named monkeyflower hybrids that was originally planned for 2004: Mimulus ‘Burgundy’ and M. ‘Sunset’. These beautiful California native plants surf that rich, distinctively mediterranean borderline between the typical gardening categories of shrubs and perennials—the incredibly useful (but dreadfully named) subshrubs. This class of plants includes such native delights as our sages (Salvia), wild buckwheats (Eriogonum), blue witches (Solanum), and California fuchsias (Zauschneria), as well as durable exotics like laven-ders (Lavandula), and sunroses (Helianthemum). Not surprisingly, these mediterranean climate plants are suitable companions for monkeyflowers.

Mimulus ‘Sunset’ has especially large showy flowers that are a complex smoky blend of orange and peach with pink and white undertones. The color varies tremendously with the age of the individual flower. In youth, individual blossoms are rich and vibrant; their colors mellow and soften with age. When grown in full hot sun, the ...

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