A monkey flower from the mid elevations of the central and northern Sierra Nevada mountains. Diplacus (Mimulus) aurantiacus is a little nicer looking than the common coastal form, flowers are the same deep orange. Use with Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Penstemon, and Zauschneria. In the Sierra Nevada mtns it occurs up to about 5000 feet, commonly in the road cuts and tailings of decomposed granite and even straight granite. At lower elevations it is found on north slopes, and at higher elevations on south slopes. Syn: Mimulus aurantiacus var. aurantiacus Click here for more about Monkeys in California
Diplacus aurantiacus 'Sierra monkey flower' is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Diplacus aurantiacus 'Sierra monkey flower' has color silver and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Diplacus aurantiacus 'Sierra monkey flower' has color yellow.
Communities for Diplacus aurantiacus 'Sierra monkey flower':Chaparral, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest.