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Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)

$ 5.99
  • We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.

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Common Name:  Monkeyflower

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, and host plant for Common Buckeye and Baltimore Checkerspots.

Use:  Naturalizing and Rain Gardens

Light:  Full Sun to Part Sun

Hardiness Zone:  3 to 8   USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Moist ot Wet

Flower Time:  June to September

Flower Color:  Lilac Purple 

Height:  1'-3'

Notes:  Mimulus ringens (Monkeyflower) bears showy pale purple flowers through much of the summer, often occurs along streambanks and ponds, a nice addition to moist garden spot and the butterflies will come.  The common name is due to the purported resemblance of the flower to a monkeyface...not seeing that, but maybe you will?!

Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Hoplitis albifrons (
White-Fronted Small-Mason bee)
Osmia lignaria (Blue Orchard bee)

Noted as deer-resistant. 

Native to most of US except southwest:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).

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