Mimulus lewisii

Great Purple Monkey Flower

These summer-blooming, sticky-to-the-touch subshrubs were given their common name because the two-lipped, spotted flowers look like monkey faces. Grow as annuals in cool, northern climates. Most need full sun and lots of moisture, though hybrids can tolerate some shade. Plant along stream beds or in well-watered borders and beds. Plants self-sow in good conditions.
Mimulus lewisii, Great Purple Monkey Flower
Hairy magenta or white flowers (variety 'Albus') have yellow ridges and maroon spots on the throat. They prefer part shade in warm areas and dry soil.

Attributes - Mimulus lewisii

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Magenta, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.

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