Mimulus ringens - Allegheny Monkey Flower
Allegheny Monkey Flower
Sporting a showy, tubular, snapdragon-like flower that comes in an array of blues and purples from June through September, this rain garden wonder thrives along ponds and stream banks in wooded areas. Its long bloom time ensures a steady stream of native butterflies that love its flowers!
- Summer long bloom season
- Attracts native hummingbirds
- Larval host for Baltimore Checkerspots
- Great for use along stream banks and in rain gardens
- Profuse, nectar-rich flowers attract native butterflies
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The Mimulus ringens flower has been described as 'mimicking' a monkey face which gives the flower both its common name 'Monkey Flower' and its genus name Mimulus. Mimulus is from the Latin diminutive of mimus which means mimic.
Grows well in moist to wet soils. Soil should not dry out.