Light Requirements: full sun/part shade
Soil Moisture: medium/Wet
Bloom Color: lilac-purple
Bloom Time: June-August
Height: 1-3 ft.
Deer Resistant? Yes
Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens)
I'm a native of New York state and Tompkins County, NY.
I need consistently moist soils. I like swampy areas, moist woods, wet meadows, stream and pond banks.
My bloom is suppose to look like a smiling monkey face, which is where my common name comes from. I guess you’ll have to decide if that’s true.
I work well in raingardens.