Plant Library

Monkey Flower Mimulus ringens

Common Name: Monkey Flower

Botanical Name: Mimulus

Variety: Mimulus ringens

Blossom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Jun-Sep

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Sun or Part Shade

Mature Height: 12-24"

Mature Width: 12-24"

Notes: Minnesota native. Called Monkey Flower because of the blooms' resemblance to a monkey's face, this typical wetlands plant needs consistently moist soils. It will slowly spread into an attractive, bushy plant, in a landscape setting. The small, purplish-blue flowers occasionally tend toward pink or white. Monkey Flower will a month or more in mid-summer.