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Mimulus ringens (Allegheny monkeyflower)
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Mimulus ringens

Allegheny monkeyflower

Native to wet meadows and streambanks
Great for rain gardens
Wetland Indicator Status, Region 1: OBL

Lavender to blue-purple flowers resemble that of a monkey's face and dance along the length of upright, square stems throughout the summer.


Height

1-3 Feet

Spread

9-12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

Allegheny monkeyflower Interesting Notes

The flower supposedly looks like a monkey's face, hence the common and genus names, from the Latin mimus, a buffoon.

Larval host and nectar source for Baltimore checkerspots and Common Buckeyes.

Native to wet meadows and streambanks throughout much of the US and Canada.

Mimulus ringens Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows in average to wet soils in part to full sun.  Will naturalize via rhizomes and self-seed when happy.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Wetlands
Wetlands

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to North America
Moist Sun