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Herbaceous Perennial

Mimulus ringens

Allegheny monkey flower

A upright, deciduous perennial that grows to a height of up to 50cm, with long, narrow green leaves and pale purple or sometimes white flowers in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Sand
Loam
Moisture
Poorly–drained, Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Phrymaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Mimulus can be annuals, perennials or evergreen shrubs, with paired leaves and 2-lipped tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers in terminal racemes or in the leaf axils

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, very moist soil in sun or partial shade, ideal for damp beds or bog gardens

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut back old growth at the end of the season

Pests

May be susceptible to damage by slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews

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