Mimulus 'Sweet Susita'

Sweet Susita Monkeyflower

Plant family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California, Horticultural Selection

 
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Flower Color Red
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Inland Sage Scrub

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Adaptable, Rocky

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Moosa Creek Introduction

Plant Highlights

‘Sweet Susita’ Monkeyflower is a natural selection of the native keystone plant, Red Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus puniceus). ‘Sweet Susita’ produces larger flowers than the common species, and blooms more over a longer period of time. The abundant red flowers from Mimulus ‘Sweet Susita’ are a striking contrast to its lush, glossy green foliage. This monkeyflower makes a well behaved bush about 2 to 3 feet high and wide, and takes sun or light shade, preferring some light shade in the hottest inland communities. As with all monkeyflowers, consistent watering can hurt the plant; supplement its water for a month after planting time, then let it alone. A splash of water once or twice a month in the hottest parts of summer will allow monkeyflower to keep its leaves all year. Try planting ‘Sweet Susita’ Monkeyflower along a walkway, or layering it with taller natives behind— its cheery red flowers are unmistakable! About the name: we named this lovely monkeyflower “Sweet Susita” after a little girl in a rural Haitian village we met through a non-profit organization called Plant with Purpose. Every retail purchase of a 'Sweet Susita' generates a $0.50 donation to Plant with Purpose to help impoverished communities like Susita's.

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