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Monkey Flower - Mimulus ringens

Regular price $6.00

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Phonetic:  MIM-yoo-luss RIN-jens

Monkey flower, also called Allegheny monkey flower, has square stems and resembles the face of a smiling monkey, hence the common name. It is native to stream and pond margins, wet meadows, swampy areas, ditches and moist woodlands. Typical of wetlands, this plant needs consistently moist soils and will slowly spread into a bushy plant, The purplish-blue small flowers can sometimes verge on pink or white and will bloom for 1 month or more in mid-summer.

  • Hardiness Zones: 5-8
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
  • Flower Color: Pale Blue
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
  • Soil Type: Wet to Med Wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 2' Height
  • Plant Spacing: 1-2'
  • Host Plant: Baltimore Checkerspot, Common Buckeye, Chalcedony Midget, Bilobed Looper Moth 
  • Attracts: Birds, Bees
  • Advantages: Deer Resist, Wet Soil
  • Landscape Uses: Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Companion Plants:  Great Blue Lobelia, Blue Flag Iris