The Monkeyflower gets its nickname because its gloxinia or snapdragon-like flowers look like the face of a smiling monkey. Bumblebees delight in rolling around inside these flowers.
The red blossoms are very showy and exotic-looking. Monkey Flowers can easily be grown in containers, but prefer moist soil to dry soil.
I love growing Monkey Flowers. Because they are annuals, they bloom all summer long, but they reseed themselves and come back every year on their own, so you get the best of both worlds!
Name: Twinkle White Monkey Flower Scientific Name: Mimulus hybrids Twinkle Red Color: White Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost Bloom Time: Early Summer - Fall Hardiness Zone: N/a (but Reseeds Itself Easily, So It Acts Like a Perennial in All Zones) Plant Height: 6 - 8" Plant Spacing: 6 - 8" Light Requirements: Sun - Part Shade Soil & Water Preferences: Average