Botanical Name: Mimulus 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Pumpkin Monkey Flower  
Plant photo of: Mimulus 'Pumpkin'
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: James Campbell, El Nativo Growers
Photographer: GardenSoft
  • Description

  • Notes

Mimulus 'Pumpkin' is one of the best performing and 'garden tolerant' of the dry Mimulus species/hybrids. Although it still requires well drained soil and drier conditions, in most environments it stays evergreen and can bloom through the year with supplemental summer water when other varieties will die. Reaches 18-24"H x 18-24"W and blooms profusely with two toned pumpkin orange flowers. Truly stunning and effective in the garden, especially in mass.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.