Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower

Monkey Flower

Mimulus ringens

Also called Allegheny Monkey Flower, Square-stemmed Monkey flw

  • AKA Diplacus ringens
  • Lilac-purple tubular two-lipped flowers
  • Individual flowers develop from the leaf axils of the upper stems
  • Opposite green leaves are 10 cm long and 2.5 cm across
  • Identified by their unique square stems
  • Bloom Time: June to September
  • Flower Size: 3 cm


Purple, Mauve-lilac

75-85 cm

40-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Does not tolerate summer heat and is best grown in partial shade. It will naturalize under optimum conditions by both self-seeding or by creeping rhizomes. Can be found in swampy areas, wet meadows, by pond or stream banks or in low woods. 

Additional Notes about Monkey Flower:

Native to Ontario