About Mimulus bifidus White (Monkeyflower)
This beautiful California native perennial is called Mimulus bifidus White. Its interesting white flowers have lace-like petal lobes and pale yellow centers. Blooming throughout the spring and summer seasons it attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. While its blooms are the highlight during the spring and summer seasons, its long narrow green leaves remain throughout the year. Commonly referred to as Monkeyflower, this variety reaches an average mature landscape size of 2-3′ tall by 2-3′ wide. As a California native plant, this variety is hardy against seaside conditions and is drought tolerant.
Care and planting instructions
Monkeyflower can be planted in an area that receives full sun to partial shade using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help ensure it grows a healthy root system then reduce frequency. Once established this plant is drought tolerant. To keep its appearance clean and tidy, occasional pruning is suggested.
Landscape design ideas
Use Mimulus bifidus White as a border to a driveway or walkway. Plant in containers to frame a doorway or plant it in a flower bed accompanied by other colorful perennials such as Agapanthus ‘Tinkerbell’ or Oenothera berlandieri ‘Siskiyou Pink’.