Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Alleghany Monkey Flower

Allegheny Monkey Flower

Mimulus ringens

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, loamy soil, circumneutral pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, purple to blue flowers, will naturalize by self-seeding and creeping rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Primarily in Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, and Cumberland Plateau Provinces; also isolated spots in Coastal Plain Province

This species is a wetland plant in Tennessee.  Easy to grow if water needs are met. Attracts butterflies and is the larval host to the Buckeye Butterfly.

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