Clinopodium mimuloides

Monkey flower savory


Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 3' X 4'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

Monkey flower savory is a rare California endemic from the interior coastal mountains from Monterey County south to Los Angeles County. It grows in a lush apple-green mound of soft leaves and will spread via rhizomes to wherever it finds water. The flower is tubular and orange-red in color. These are quite popular with hummingbirds. Monkey flower savory will grow in a variety of settings, but requires at least several hours of sun and ample water. While it may grow to five feet in natural settings, I have never seen it grow to more than three feet in cultivation. This is a great plant for a site next to a water feature where it will receive frequent light waterings.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: No
Attractive to Butterflies: No
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen