Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Season: June – September
Suggested Uses: Monkey Flower is a fun plant that has violet snapdragon-like flowers and is a nice addition to gardens, rain gardens or shoreline restoration projects. It has a long bloom season!
Native Range: Native to the Midwest, Appalachia and the Northeast as well as scattered areas throughout the rest of the contiguous U.S.
Flowers: The 1″ flowers are 2 lipped. The top lip is 2 lobed. The lower lip is 3 lobed. There are 4 stamens.
Leaves: The un-stalked, alternate leaves are 2″-4″ long and oblong to lance-shaped.
Name: The genus name “Mimulus” comes from the Latin “mimus” meaning “mimic/buffoon”.
Other Names: Square-stemmed Monkeyflower, Allegheny Monkeyflower
More information: USDA plant profile