5 – 8


24 inches


full sun

By: Meriel Bradley

Mimulus is also known by its common name, Monkey Flower.

Its bright orchid-like flowers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

They prefer moist soil, so this is a perfect plant for areas in your garden that are damp or wet such as bog gardens or around ponds with afternoon shade in hotter climates.

Quick Facts

Blooms June to September

Grows 24 inches tall

Full sun, but part shade in warmer locations

Likes a wet or damp location

In ideal growing conditions plants will naturalize by tuberous rhizomes and by self-seeding 

Zones 5 – 8 – depending on variety

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