Monkey Flower (Minulus Ringens)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $4.00

Large, pyramidal heads of bright, sky-blue, flower clusters are held on strong stems in late summer/early fall. A fairly early-blooming aster. Foliage is very attractive, deep blue-green, forming basal clumps. A long-lived aster.
Culture: Needs full sun, very adaptable to soil type and moisture levels. Try growing this aster almost anywhere, as long as it is a sunny spot. Grows well in dry-medium and even damp soils.

Native Environment: Wetland/Stream Edge
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
USDA Map: MIRI
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Spread: .75 to 1 feet
Color: Lilac - purple
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to part shade
Season of Interest: June to September
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Water: Medium to Wet
Maintenance: Low
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Pollinators, Butterfly/Moth Host, Butterfly/Moth/Nectar, Native Bees
Nature Attracting: Butterfly
Special Usage: Rain Garden
Tolerate: Wet Soil, Deer
Host Plant Baltimore Checkerspot

                  Common Buckeye