Mimulus ringens
(monkey flower)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers

Height: 12 – 36 inches


Spread:  12 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
best in part shade; used for naturalizing


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

rhizomatous growth habit; erect square stems

Foliage

oblong sharply-toothed leaves

Flowers

in pairs, each flower to 1” long; lilac-purple, two-lipped (resemble snapdragon or face of a smiling monkey); bloom June to September

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