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Ruby Slippers bush monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus 'Ruby Slippers')

Mimulus aurantiacus 'Ruby Slippers'

Ruby Slippers Bush Monkey Flower

Ruby Slippers is an evergreen shrub growing to around 3' tall and wide.  In spring through early summer, it's covered in masses of ruby red flowers.

Ruby Slippers Bush Monkey Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

In fall, cut plants back by about one third of their height.  This will encourage new shoots to sprout and keep plants looking bushy.


2-3 ft


2-3 ft


2-3 ft

Mimulus aurantiacus 'Ruby Slippers' Characteristics


  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fast-growing
  • Wind resistant
  • Long Blooming
  • Evergreen
  • California native

Flower color

  • Red / Burgundy / Maroon

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Upright


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Afternoon sun
  • Morning sun
  • Light or dappled shade
  • Sunny all day - Inland

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Clay-loam
  • Sand
  • Sandy loam
  • Clay
  • Loam

Water requirements

  • None - Low
  • None

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant
  • Rabbit resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Firescaping
  • Median strip
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Rock garden


  • California

Plants that work well with Mimulus aurantiacus 'Ruby Slippers'

California fescue California fescue (Festuca californica)
David's Choice sagewort David's Choice sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice')
Basket rush Basket rush (Juncus textilis)
Pacific blue Brandegee's sage Pacific blue Brandegee's sage (Salvia brandegi 'Pacific Blue')