Mimulus lewisii

Common Name:
Pink monkeyflower
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Phrymaceae (formerly in Scrophulariaceae)
Geographic Origin:
Western United States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1-2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Mimulus lewisii is found in wet places in western North American mountains. The stems grow 1-2 feet tall, with light green toothed oval 2-3 inch leaves. Throughout the warmer months clusters of light rose pink 2 inch blossoms are borne at the shoot tips. Shear them back occasionally to remove old dead flower stalks and renew the show. Best in full sun, in most soils, with regular moisture. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less.