Mimulus lewisii
Purple Monkey Flower

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Purple Monkey Flower
Mimulus lewisii

This clump forming perennial will amaze you with its large purplish-pink flowers. Flowers in late June and continues into September. Its flowers are a butterfly and hummingbird magnet. Prefers moist meadows at elevations between 4,000-10,000 ft  growing more vigorously at higher elevations. Perfect for grouping in partial shade!

Great for naturalizing along stream banks
Profuse, nectar-rich flowers attract butterflies
Summer long color
Attracts native hummingbirds
Thrives in moist areas, tolerates dry
Easy to grow and maintain

Native Range

Moist,cool, partially shaded tree lines and meadows from Alaska south through California ands east through Colorado and Montana.

Interesting Facts

A butterfly house is used to give butterflies a place to roost over the winter. Place a butterfly house in a location with ample cover like near a forested area or bushes where they might normally congregate.


Full sun to partial shade in wet to moist soil. Tolerates seasonal flooding.

Mature Size: 12-24in. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-7

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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