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Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower

Sun Exposure:  Sun - Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay-Loam

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: June, July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Wetlands, Bottomland forests, Prairie swales, Wet meadows

Landscape uses: Low area gardens, Pond or stream edge, Moist meadow plantings

Complimetary plants: Turtlehead, Cardinal Flower, Ohio Goldenrod

Wildlife Value: Bumblebees visit the flowers for nectar. Host plant: Buckeye Butterfly and Chalcedony Midget Moth 

Seed Origin: Norfolk County, Ontario

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Mimulus ringens - Monkey Flower

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  • Monkey Flower is an interesting plant for that low area that collects  water, or a planting beside a pong or stream. It typically occurs in areas that are prone to occasional flooding or standing water. The foliage will turn yellow and shrivel in response to droughty conditions. The size of a plant is strongly influenced by moisture conditions and soil fertility. Bumblebees visit the flowers for nectar. They are one of the few insects that are strong enough to force their way into the partially closed throat of the corolla.

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