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MELIANTHUS major, Honey Bush MELIANTHUS major
Honey Bush

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has an irregular growth habit, where some branches sprawl and some are semi-erect. The foliage is grayish green to blue-gray. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: brownish crimson to deep brick-red. Ht: 6-10'. W: 3-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

MIMULUS 'Pat's Best', Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower MIMULUS 'Pat's Best'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: This plant was given to us by Maile Arnold. We belive it to be an aurantiacus type. Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California. Bloom color: orange. Size: 2' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10.

MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink', Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Dark Pink'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: orange. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Fiesta Marigold'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to California and Oregon. Bloom color: amber-red edged in gold. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Semi-trailing habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Gold'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: gold. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Lemon'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: lemon yellow. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Orange'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: orange. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

Photo unavailable MIMULUS aurantiacus 'Jelly Bean Red'
Bush or Sticky Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Sticky oblong foliage carrying trumpet shaped blooms from late summer to autumn. Nice border plant. Prune periodically to keep plant shapely. Native to Cal. & Oregon. Bloom color: red. Size: 2-3' x 1.5'. Semi-trailing habit. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate to moist. USDA Z7-10 (syn. DIPLACUS aurantiacus).

MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel', Monkey Flower MIMULUS bifidus 'Snow Angel'
Monkey Flower

Evergreen Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer, clay and gophers. Good for under oaks. Sticky foliage holds 2" azalea-like blooms summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: creamy white w/ soft yellow halo. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Enjoys occasional summer watering. USDA Z9.

MIMULUS cardinalis, Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower MIMULUS cardinalis
Carndinal, Scarlet Monkey Flower

Perennial: Southwest US native. Versatile border plant. Tolerates sandy soil, clay soil, deer, poor drainage & seasonal flooding. Will grow in sun or shade as long as there is moisture. Pollinated by hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: tubular, red. Size: 1.5-3' x 3'. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-11. (syn. DIPLACUS cardinalis)

MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah', MIMULUS cardinalis x luteus 'Leah'

Perennial: Given to us by local plantsman Dan Lozano and named after his daughter 'Leah'. Comes back from roots after frost. Can tolerate extra water, so suitable for growing on edge of pond or even in standing water. Blooms all season until frost. Bloom color: peach. Exposure: sun/part shade. Height: 1 foot. Spread 1 foot. This is a sterile variety.

MIMULUS naiandinus, Monkey Flower MIMULUS naiandinus
Monkey Flower

Perennial: Deciduous but returns in spring and also will self sow. Nice border plant. Has big round leaves for a Mimulus. Easy to grow. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: creamy yellow with reddish pink and reddish pink spots. Height: 20". Spread: 20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MUSA acuminata 'Zebrina' (syn. 'Sumatrana', 'Rojo')
Stripe-leaved Banana, Bloodleaf Banana, Plantain

Rhizomatous Herb: Evergreen tree-like perennial producing inedible dark maroon to orange fruit. The dark green foliage has red markings & burgundy undersides. A fast grower & good choice for a decorative spot in the garden. Prefers moist, humus-rich fertile soil. Bloom color: orange yellow to red. Size: 8-12' x 8'. In pots: 3-5'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8-12.

MYOPORUM parvifolium, Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. The fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Mat forming growth habit. Height: 3-6". Width: 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Lighter green foliage than the species. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Size: 8-12" x 9'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Putah Creek'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Has larger leaves than other varieties. Size: 1-2' x 8-15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat & poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant crmy. white summer flowers w/red centers are followed by purple berries on red tinged foliage. Attracts butterflies. Size: 3-4" x 9'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

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