Northeast Pollinator Plants
Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)
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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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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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
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).