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Diplacus puniceus
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Scientific classification
  • Diplacus glutinosus Nutt. var. puniceus (Nutt.) Benth.
  • Mimulus glutinosus J.C. Wendl. var. puniceus (Nutt.) A. Gray
  • Mimulus puniceus Steud.

Diplacus puniceus, commonly known as the red bush monkeyflower, San Diego monkey flower, or mission diplacus, is a species of herbaceous perennial evergreen shrub native to the south-east coastal regions of California.


The red flowers are produced between Spring and Summer, and are host for various pollinators. The entire plant on average is 24 in (60 cm) tall and 36 in (90 cm) wide. It is hardy from USDA zones 9a to 11. It prefers well drained, sandy soils with a pH level between 6 and 8. It tolerates drought conditions.

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