'Jelly Bean Betabel'
Looking for a “Monkeyflower” that doesn’t monkey around? ‘Betabel’ is your gal! With vivid magenta frills surrounding a bright yellow throat for amazing contrast, trumpet-shaped blooms are present almost year-round on the coast and other mild climates and spring through fall in harsher areas further inland. This Mimulus can take the heat of inland summers and the wet of coastal winters. This evergreen shrub can spread into a low mound up to 3 feet in ideal conditions. Thriving in full sun on the coast, and full sun to part shade inland where it can brighten up a drier shady spot in your garden. More forgiving than its parentage, this California native cultivar is very attractive to pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds, and needs little maintenance or water once established. Pruning lightly to shape after blooming can encourage a bushier form, keep her looking tidy over the winter. While she has the ability to adapt to most soil types, good drainage is best.